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A poll: favorite grasses for shade?

Posted by organicshadegardener 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 26, 06 at 10:43

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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RE: A poll: favorite grasses for shade?

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 26, 06 at 11:43

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:


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RE: A poll: favorite grasses for shade?

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)


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RE: A poll: favorite grasses for shade?

  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 27, 06 at 23:48

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


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RE: A poll: favorite grasses for shade?

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)


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