Three Great Grasses for Fall
This is going to be a short post, because I got up too early today (too early for a Saturday, anyhow) and drove to another city and had meetings and then drove back and so now I am tired.
Anyhow, today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, sponsored by Cristina of My Hesperides Garden. And I’m taking this opportunity to highlight three grasses that are really outstanding in the fall. None of these grasses are new to readers of this blog. If you have a problem with that, that’s just too damn bad.
First off, here’s ‘Standing Ovation’ Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium). Just planted a few of these earlier this year and I’m so glad I did. The color of this variety just gets better and better. Can’t wait until my little patch of ‘Standing Ovation’ fills in and shows off more gorgeous color next fall.
Now let’s take a look at some Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium). Every autumn I’m bowled over by how attractive this plant’s seed heads get. Aggressive to the point of being obnoxious, yes, but then nobody’s perfect.
And then finally: ‘Northwind’ Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Sturdy, substantial and reliable, with an imposing vertical habit and dainty seed heads.
What’s your favorite ornamental grass for fall?