Could I put some kind of Grass here?

jess2132000(PA)July 3, 2008

I would like to add some grasses to my landscape further down the fence but do not have alot of room. Would like something that crows tall as a privacy hedge.. In front of my 3 post and rail fence.

Is the area too small?? Any suggestions?

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achnatherum(z4or3 Ontario)

I'm guessing that:
- you don't want to hide your lovely gate.
- you don't want anything that grows to wide for the space
- you would like something that would blend with your formal border with the LOVELY roses.
So ...
How about using one of the Calamagrositis arundinacea cultivars. Maybe 'Karl Foerster' or 'Avalanche' or .....
It looks fabulous planted in a group; it is narrow in growth form & it is still one of the best all season ornamental grasses out there.
Here is a planting of 'Karl Foerster' - picture taken this morning in my garden. This year, in bloom, it tops out around 5'4"

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 8:59AM
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grasses2(z5 MI)

I would agree with "achnatherum". The upright nature of 'Karl Foerster' or 'Avalanche' or 'Overdam' would be ideal for the setting and give a formal look. If you want a privacy hedge, you could plant two rows and stagger the plants so that visually they form a barrier. There is a new Calamagrostis xacutiflora cultivar called 'Eldorado'. I haven't ordered any "yet" but have them on my list. It's touted to be "decidedly golden" and tolerant to zone 4.

Here is a link that might be useful: Grasses & Gargoyles

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 3:05PM
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A related question: I have approximately 17 feet alongside a garage that faces North. Can anyone suggest types of ornamental grasses I should look for?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 9:16PM
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