Alopecurus pratensis ‘Aureus’
Yellow Foxtail Grass
Ground covers, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Golden-variegated selection of a cool-season grass. Smaller and less vigorous than plain (green-leafed) species. To 1 ft. high; spreads slowly to form mats 1 1/2 ft. wide. Translucent foliage is chartreuse.
When flower spikes form in midspring, shear them off to keep foliage attractive longer (as summer heat pushes it toward dormancy) and to prevent the appearance of volunteer seedlings, which would be green leafed. Fresh new growth resumes in fall and persists until the first hard freeze.
Dislikes drought, excessive moisture, and extremes of heat. Good for border, rock garden, ground cover. Divide every 2 or 3 years in spring or fall.
Golden-variegated selection of a cool-season grass. Smaller and less vigorous than plain (green-leafed...
Lilac flowers in fall. Orange-red stigma is the true saffron of commerce. To harvest saffron, pluck st...
Native to the high plains of the West. Longtime favorite for pots, borders, and especially for cutting...