Miscanthus sinensis ‘Vorläufer’
Ornamental grasses bring excitement and interest to the garden throughout the year when we take advantage of their exceptional qualities, but it is in early autumn that they can steal my heart.
Molinia caerulea Subsp. caerulea and Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’
In soft light their fine details are set against the courser foliage-patterns of well chosen companion plants.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ with Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Alba’
However, it is when the sun does its best to shine from its diminished angle in this season that the show really begins.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Graziella’ and Miscanthus sinensis ‘Grosse Fontäne’
When in flower, what had been a group of plants that together we referred to as grasses, suddenly their different flowering patterns become apparent. Yes, they are still all recognisable as grasses, but now everyone stops to admire their different flower heads dancing in the sunlight.
Hakenochloa macra ‘All Gold’
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Cordoba’
Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Poul Petersen’