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need recommendation

Posted by Glorysbrite z6PA-Berks (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 3, 05 at 17:12

I am new to ornamental grasses & am looking for an arching grass that grows a maximum of 2 feet tall & would do well in mostly brite shade. We have a white stucco house, so light does get reflected from the walls & the bed does get direct western sun in the evening. I'd like something that is non-invasive to be grown under my sunroom windows in a 15 foot long bed bordering the lawn. Is there anything that matches this description? Hope i gave enough info.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.


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RE: need recommendation

  • Posted by Donn_ Z7, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 3, 05 at 18:46

The first one that comes to mind is Snowy Woodrush, Luzula nivea. It grows in a lovely arching clump, about 12-16" tall, and flowers with gorgeous white blooms another 12" above the foliage. It's a snap to grow from seed, and very hardy.

Also check out some of the Carex (Sedge) varieties, like Carex morrowii 'Variegata.'

If the bed is deep enough, consider a couple of layers of grasses, with the 2-footers in back, and shorter, contrasting color grasses in front.


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