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Ornamental Grass: Partial Shade

Posted by Saustain z8 LA (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 9, 05 at 21:34

I'm interested in recommendations for an ornamental grass for a border behind a new bed. I'm looking for something that will tolerate some shade as part of the border will curve under the outer most overhang of a live oak. I'm interested in something around 2 ft tall that is a perennial just north of Baton Rouge.

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RE: Ornamental Grass: Partial Shade

I have a suggestion that is kind of ornamental, Lemon Grass. It is quite cold hardy, but not frost hardy. I put mine just under the edge of a Live Oak where the frost can't settle on it. It gets a couple of hours of late afternoon sun. Good addition to many recipes, and interesting, but no special ornamental characteristics.

RE: Ornamental Grass: Partial Shade

I suggest "Fortnight Lily" 2-3 ft. Although it isn't really a grass, it does serve the same purpose. It has long ribbon like leaves and is a clump plant. It doesn't send out runners. It behaves a lot like a daylily. The bonus is that it produces light yellow with DARK bronze eyes. I live in Shreveport and have had this plant for about 8 year. Zero problems.

Best wishes

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