Japanese forest grass comes in several colors-red, green, varietgated, or gold. If the plant gets too much shade it turns a really lovely lime green (although it won't get very full). Experiment with it in pots-I think it looks great with some old-timey traditional annuals like petunias, or big fat geraniums and/or dahlias. Grasses are a great filler for an area you don't know what to do with but you know you want something and they'll go with just about anything.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Add Japanese forest grass to your garden
Japanese forest grass is pretty, easy to grow and it can brighten up a partially shaded spot in your garden. Since it doesn't get very large, plant it in two's or three's amongst slightly taller wispy perennials like foamflower or heuchera for a gentle look.