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How to choose Miscanthus, How to choose Ornamental Grasses, How to choose Japanese Silver Grasses, Chinese Silver Grasses Selection Guide, Maiden Grasses Selection Guide, Eulalia Selection Guide

Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass)

Adding drama and powerful structure to the landscape, Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass) are fabulous ornamental grasses that should have a spot in any garden. Traditionally used in Japan in decorative art and gardens, Miscanthus made a royal entrance into occidental gardens about a century ago, thanks to the spectacular feathery plumes towering above their graceful arching foliage and their year-long interest in the garden.

Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)

Grown for its handsome and eye-catching foliage, Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra) is a long-lived, tough, ornamental grass that, unlike most grasses, loves moist shady conditions.

Companion Plants for Hakone Grass, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Winter Borders, Summer Borders, Companion Planting, Hakonechloa macra, Japanse Forest Grass, Aureola, All Gold, Alboaurea

Plant Combination Ideas with Hakone Grass

While extraordinarily good-looking on its own, Hakone Grass however looks most stunning when planted with companion plants.

Designing with Ornamental Grasses, How to choose Miscanthus, How to landscape with Ornamental Grasses, How to landscape with Japanese Silver Grasses, How to choose Ornamental Grasses, How to choose Japanese Silver Grasses,

Landscaping with Miscanthus sinensis (Japanese Silver Grass)

While all grasses produce flowers, Miscanthus are amongst those that draw attention and get the "wow" effect. Among the easiest ornamental grasses to grow, there is a Miscanthus variety for almost every garden use.

Contemporary blue garden, Blue spring flowers, grape hyacinths, Muscari, Scilla siberica, Anemone blanda, Iris reticulata, alliums, Grecian Windflowers

A Contemporary Blue Spring Garden

In this contemporary blue garden, minimalism is the key. Large quantities of one type of plants provide the perfect effect in this space with its clean, simple lines and contours.

Contempory white garden, white spring flowers, Muscari botryoides, Anemone blanda white splendour, narcissus Thalia, White Tulips, White daffodils, White narcissus, White anemones, White muscari

A Contemporary White Spring Garden

Key words to describe the contemporary garden are 'simplicity' and 'balance'. And no color is more compatible with these concepts than white, the symbol of purity.

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