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Miscanthus sp., by CYAN Horticulture
photo credit: Dave Demers, principal at CYAN Horticulture

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sherill46 wrote:Dec 18, 2015
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    I do trim my miscanthus grasses in early spring. If you don't, they shed and look very messy. Miscanthus does not spread by seed, but fountain grass and some other grasses do. Research them. I have 10 different varieties of ornamental grass and they are quite amazing plants.

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laurendunec
Lauren Dunec Design added this to 10 Ornamental Grasses to Plant This FallSep 12, 2016

10. Maiden Grass Cultivars(Miscanthus sinensis cvs.)Maiden grass is another favorite warm-season grass prized for its soft texture, brushlike seed heads and graceful form. Size varies by variety, from dwarf ‘Little Kitten’, which tops out at 3 feet, to ‘Graziella’, which can reach the top of your head. For a particularly dramatic display, plant en masse on both sides of a walkway, where the billowing form will give the feeling of walking through a meadow.Note: In some regions, maiden grass can be invasive and inappropriate for use in gardens. In temperate climates, seeds rarely reach maturity, but in areas with long, hot summers, there can be a risk of self-seeding. Check with your county agricultural department or native plant society before planting.Where it will grow: Hardy to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 28.9 degrees Celsius (zones 5 to 9)Water requirement: Low to moderateLight requirement: Full sunMore20 Favorite Flowers for the Fall LandscapeCreate High-Impact Container Gardens With Grasses

siffordgd
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Beautiful Noise: How to Create a Symphony in Your GardenSep 28, 2014

Design with plants that respond to the wind. Certain plants respond to wind to produce sound in a way that can be thoughtfully orchestrated. Consider planting grasses en masse in a sunny area of your garden that receives a consistent breeze.

paintboxgarden
Paintbox Garden added this to Northeast Gardener's August ChecklistJul 16, 2013

Another favorite is maiden grass (Miscanthus spp.), which forms billowing mounds when planted en masse. The slightest puff of wind will cause the flowers to stir and rustle, making a tactile and audible effect.Look for Miscanthus 'Morning Light' (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light,' zones 4 to 11), which has thin white stripes on its fine leaves. This makes a great companion plant with native Helen's flower (Helenium spp.) and coneflowers in high summer borders.Once established, Miscanthus can be hard to divide and even harder to move, so choose your site carefully, and be prepared to cut everything back hard in late winter.

cyanhorticulture
CYAN Horticulture added this to Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Grasslands to GardenJan 3, 2013

To re-create some of the magic of grasslands at home, we first need a studied selection of ... grasses. Most retail nurseries maintain an array of ornamental, regionally appropriate and noninvasive selections. Online sources abound as well.Considering that most true grasses are partial to full sunshine and well-drained soil, we must ensure that our area of design fits this preference — unhappy grasses become drab and floppy. Grouping together several units of the same grass, hence creating dynamic drifts, is both natural and design savvy. In this case masses of tall, easygoing miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis cvs, zones 4 to 9) dress substantial bed areas in this residential Vancouver development.

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mashleyblack
mashley black added this to Sedona YardMar 28, 2019

Front: I love masses of grasses

tsbitneva
tsbitneva added this to The Garden and PatioSep 4, 2018

На фото: мискантус (Miscanthus)

osobaes2
osobaes2 added this to ЛандшафтAug 27, 2018

На фото: мискантус (Miscanthus) «Завесы», или «экраны»: ковыль, вербена, мискантус. Можно было бы сказать проще и короче: в эту группу растений входят злаки. Вейник остроцветковый, луговик дернистый, колосняк песчаный, ячмень гривастый, просо прутьевидное создают в саду подобие легкого прозрачного занавеса, который, просвечиваясь на солнце, добавляет цветочной композиции воздушность и загадочность. В садах «новой волны» злакам отведена особая, важная роль — ажурные метелки смягчают переход в миксбордере от одного цвета к другому, декорируют неприглядные места цветника (после отцветания луковичных, к примеру). Их сухие стебли красиво смотрятся даже зимой — под шапками пушистого снега.

dpitsor
Deon Pitsor added this to LandscapeFeb 24, 2018

10. Maiden Grass Cultivars(Miscanthus sinensis cvs.)Maiden grass is another favorite warm-season grass prized for its soft texture, brushlike seed heads and graceful form. Size varies by variety, from dwarf ‘Little Kitten’, which tops out at 3 feet, to ‘Graziella’, which can reach the top of your head. For a particularly dramatic display, plant en masse on both sides of a walkway, where the billowing form will give the feeling of walking through a meadow.Note: In some regions, maiden grass can be invasive and inappropriate for use in gardens. In temperate climates, seeds rarely reach maturity, but in areas with long, hot summers, there can be a risk of self-seeding. Check with your county agricultural department or native plant society before planting.Where it will grow: Hardy to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 28.9 degrees Celsius (zones 5 to 9)Water requirement: Low to moderateLight requirement: Full sunMore20 Favorite Flowers for the Fall LandscapeCreate High-Impact Container Gardens With Grasses

piotr_giefert91
Piotr Giefert added this to Piotr's ideasJan 11, 2018

Draw a living curtainIf you prefer a softer look for privacy and don’t fancy a solid hedge, try planting grasses, which will help you feel enclosed, but will add light and texture. Mix your grasses; try varieties such as Carex pendula, a tall weeping fountain grass with flowers, and the elegant, tall, purple-headed Verbena Bonariensis, a magnet for bees.Many ornamental grasses have wonderful flower plumes and there’s a wide range of foliage colour to choose from. They look wonderful if left in the winter garden and add huge architectural interest to any outside space.

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