Fall sowing in zone 5?
What can I sow, in the Fall, in zone 5 (Chicago) for something that is going to come up early, grow fast, and provide a good screen? I'm thinking miscanthus (Miscanthus floridulus)? But can't find confirmation anywhere that the seed will survive a fall sowing? Any other suggestions? I am ALSO looking for "pennisteum alopecuroides" (black fountain grass?) which I understand is hardy in zone 5, and will repeat - can I grow it from seed as well?