miscanthus sinensis adagio or ???
Hello Gardenwebbers! Thank you so much for the generosity of your advice.
I hope you can help me decide if Miscanthus sinensis "Adagio" would be appropriate to my purposes, and if not, what else you might suggest.
I have a wide stone walkway leading up to my front door, facing south, with a wall running along it on the west side. Between the walkway and the wall is a narrow (approx. 2 1/2 x 16 ft) strip of.....well, currently it is just dirt and ivy. I plan to dig out the ivy and amend the clay soil. The area gets full morning and early afternoon sun.
I have never attempted to grow ornamental grasses, but I absolutely love them and was thinking it might be so enjoyable to see "Adagio" in this location. However there are considerations:
----heavy rain sometimes causes water to pool in this area for a brief time
----due to having to clip grasses to the ground in late winter, would this area be unsightly in spring until new growth appears? My concern is that it would be very noticeable, as the area leads to the front door.
----if unsightly, would a second, shorter grass in front of it (liriope?) help soften the effect?
Thank you so much for any advice you can offer!