Japanese Forest Grass
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Clumps of gracefully arching leaves characterize this choice grass from Japan. To 1–3 ft. tall, somewhat wider. Spreads slowly by underground runners; never invasive. Tolerates full sun in fog belt or cool northwestern gardens. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil. Choice for shade garden, cool rock garden, containers. All-green leaves of species turn coppery orange in fall. Colored-leaf selections are more widely grown.'All Gold'
This is a clumping grass with golden yellow leaves; 14 in. tall, but more upright than ‘Aureola’.
From Japan. 'Aureola' is the most widely sold variety. Grows 14 in. high. Green leaves have longitudinal yellow stripes. In dense shade, the color turns to chartreuse; in full sun in cool climates, it may become paler, turning to creamy yellow. Foliage is sometimes suffused with pink in cool fall weather.
To 20–35 ft. tall, 25–40 ft. wide. Open branching, giving slight shade. Leaves to 15 in. l...
Bears rose-pink flowers in fall.
From the Pyrenees. Forms wide, 8–12-in.-tall mats composed of 1–1 1/2-in., soft gray green...