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Blepharneuron trichelepis or Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

Posted by coloradobird (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 7, 06 at 18:45

Does anybody know anything about this grass? I can't find anything about it on the Internet, except for the place I originally found it (High Country Gardens--will put the link below). It looks attractive in the photo and seems like a nice size. I thought I might add a smaller grass as a transition between the larger grasses (Pancium virgatum 'Heavy Metal' and Calamagrostis 'Overdam') and the perennial flowers and little shrubs.

I am also considering Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze.'

Either would be the right size. Or, if there is something better, feel free to make recommendations.

Thank you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blepharneuron trichelepis (Mountain Mist Grass)


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RE: Blepharneuron trichelepis or Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 7, 06 at 19:04

Unless my sense of scale is way off, you wouldn't see much of a shorter grass behind that Juniper.


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RE: Blepharneuron trichelepis or Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

No, Donn, you're right--it would only be visible when one walked out into the yard. Therefore, not as important as the tall grasses, but I wanted to fill that space.


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RE: Blepharneuron trichelepis or Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

Would you be able to grow either of these grasses on the 'lean' side in this position? I see that is what they recommend for the Blepharneuron ~ which looks quite interesting.
Schizachyrium scoparium is one of my all season favorites but, only since I planted it where it gets the poor conditions it desires. Before that it always flopped just when it came into bloom.


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RE: Blepharneuron trichelepis or Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

Achnatherum, the soil is neither lean nor very rich. I guess if I didn't put any compost in when planting, it would be leaner than otherwise. It is not all that well-drained, but not terrrible, either. Sounds like I have an iffy situation for these, but they might be worth a try. We naturally have clay here, but this is a raised bed, so it's a little better.

Thanks ofr your reply.


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