Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Graceful, fine-textured, clumping grasses that are as tough as they are good-looking. Deep-rooted and drought-tolerant; excellent for massing in hot, dry areas and effective in meadow gardens, mixed borders, naturalized areas, rock gardens, and even by swimming pools. Plume-like flower heads appear in summer and fall. After they fade, tiny seeds drop to the ground; hence the common name. These plants tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.Sporobolus wrightii
Native in North America from 2,000–7,000-ft. elevation. Narrow, arching, blue-green leaves form a clump to 3–4 ft. tall and wide. Feathery, golden yellow seed heads nearly double the plant’s height in late summer to early fall; good in dried arrangements. Evergreen in all but the coldest climates. Quite drought-tolerant but looks best with occasional deep watering.
Native to east Asia Minor. These are classic rock garden and container plants; the yellow flowers (lik...
This perennial is a hybrid between E. amygdaloides and E. characias. Usually misspel...
Native to the Caucasus. These are classic rock garden and container plants, with 2–3-in. violet ...