Switchgrass: A lovely North American native prairie grass, switchgrass offers the garden beauty and easy maintenance. Varieties grow from 2 to 6 feet tall and have airy, cloudlike plumes. Some varieties have rich red or purple foliage in autumn.
A beautiful, mounding plant, fountaingrass offers a beautiful shape -- as well as soft, feathery plumes that dance in the breeze. Name: Pennisetum alopecuroides Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall Zones: 5-9 Plant This Grass Because: It offers a graceful, arching shape and beautiful plumes. Native to North America: No/
Ornamental grass is the perfect way to add texture, movement and mass to your landscape with little effort. Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), a native ornamental grass, has all the classic characteristics of other popular grasses–uniform shape, pleasing foliage color and toughness to weather conditions. But what sets this grass apart from the others is the way the delicate pink plume seed heads appear in late summer and completely envelop the foliage.
Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta - Large green leaves with chartreuse margins adorn the Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta, which is a sport of August Moon Hosta. Great for shady borders as well as container plants. Hosta are easy to grow and add a burst of color to shady spots! Thsi variety is more sun tolerant than a lot of other Hosta varieties.
Ornamental Grasses - Many ornamental grasses are clumping and low growing, and make good foliage ground covers. Mondo grass is one of the most common, because it grows well in shade, a common place to use groundcovers. Black mondo grass can be especially striking. Mexican Feather Grass grows, and spreads around my garden with abandon. VERY drought resistant. Blue fescue is another good choice for grasses used as groundcovers, that are drought tolerant.
Living Fences: 11 Boundary-Setting Solutions. Fiery burning bush, a member of the euonymus family, is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 24 feet tall. Burning bush gets its name from the brilliant shade of its fall leaves. The wood is typically a dark purplish-brown shade; the small fruits are popular with numerous species of birds.