Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
These Eurasian natives are sturdy, clumping grasses with feathery flower plumes that fade from purple-tinted green to yellow, then buff. These persist into winter and can be used for fresh or dried arrangements. Cut back clumps low to the ground in late winter, before new growth begins.Calamagrostis brachytricha
Deciduous. This grass forms an upright, arching clump 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. In late summer or early fall, broad flower spikes bring plant height to 4 ft. This is one of the best grasses for partial shade. Great in containers.
This is a naturally occurring, sterile European hybrid between Calamagrostis arundinacea and Calamagrostis epigejos. It is known mainly through its evergreen to semievergreen selections.
Foliage clump to 2–3 ft. wide. Oval to lance-shaped, 1– 1/2 -ft.-long, toothed, dull grayi...
Deciduous. This grass forms an upright, arching clump 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. In late ...
Native to southern Europe, this herb grows 2 to 3 ft. high and wide, with aromatic, ferny-looking blue...