added by Rose Hochstetler
(6 months ago)
Pale, light-reflecting grasses are perfect to edge a path with. Here their reflective light is not only decorative; it acts as a safety feature, illuminating the edge of the path.
Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to 9) is a neat, clump-forming deciduous grass growing to 12 inches, with narrow, arching, green-striped, bright yellow leaves, often reddish tinged in autumn and early winter. Here, Japanese forest grass is planted under pristine white Hydrangea paniculata, creating an enchanting evening walkway.