A poll: favorite grasses for shade?

organicshadegardenerJune 26, 2006

As a follow up post to my companion planting question... What are everyone's favorite and hardiest choices for part to full shade? Photos would be appreciated, but if you don't have 'em don't worry.

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Luzula nivea, Snowy Woodrush, zone 4:

Deschampsia caespitosa, Tufted Hairgrass, zone 4:

Sesleria caerulea, Blue Moor Grass, zone 5:

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern Sea Oats, zone 5:

    Bookmark   June 26, 2006 at 11:43AM
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My favorites for shade:

1. Chasmanthium latifolium (upright)
2. Hakonachloa aureum (weeping)
3. Carex elata, Bowle's Golden Sedge
4. Miscanthus "Adagio" (more of a full sun plant, but can take quite a bit of shade in my experience)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2006 at 1:01PM
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Pudge 2b

Calamagrostis brachytricha, in my yard, grows nicer in shade than it does in sun.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2006 at 11:48PM
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flybynyte(Z4 NE-SD)

I have these grasses growing in part shade:

1. Variegated purple moor grass (a little gem, imo)
2. Northern sea oats
3. Tufted hair grass (northern lights)

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 7:42AM
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