Ground covers, Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Large group of grasslike, clumping plants found worldwide and grown for foliage effect in borders, rock gardens, containers, water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale ground covers, or for erosion control. Long, narrow evergreen leaves are often striped or oddly colored. Specialists offer many varieties. Although characteristically found in damp soils, many sedges will grow under relatively dry conditions in cultivation. Many are short lived in gardens so are used as annuals.Carex morrowii
From Japan. To 1 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft.wide, with shiny, drooping, medium green leaves. Good edging plant; individual plants attractive among stones.'Goldband'
Native to mountains of Japan. Grows 1 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide. Drooping leaves are edged in creamy yellow.
Substantial, leathery foliage makes this a good ground cover as well as climber. Deep ruby red flowers...
Catalpas are among the few hardy deciduous trees that can compete in flower and leaf with subtropical ...
Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...