Grasses are one of our favourite plants to use in a scheme.....and there are so many to choose from!
Whether you prefer a 'neat' short grass like Carex, or a billowing ornamental grass like Stipa gigantea, these plants provide some fantastic contrasting texture in the border.
Grasses look great as part of a mixed planting scheme (modernising an existing border) or planted en masse on their own. Some species also offer movement, which can be very important in a static space. And of course the shadows they provide against walls or hard landscaping give them added presence.
Our go-to grass is Anemanthale lessoniana (or pheasant's tail grass) as it is evergreen and turns to fantastic shades of bronze in the autumn and winter. It does only lasts a couple of years, but self-seeds so easily, that you may never have to buy a replacement!
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