The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex Black pale blue annual lov
Gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle
Golden Japanese Forest Grass I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.
traditional landscape by Glenna Partridge Garden Design The combination of hostas, ferns and grasses in this photo provides layers of texture that create visual interest, even though there are no blooms. This would work beside your patio.