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Beautiful ideas for landscaping with ornamental grasses used as an informal grass hedge, mass planted in the garden, or mixed with other shrubs and plants.

nassella tenuissima (stipa tenuissima) mexican feather grass

Finestem needlegrass (Nassella tenuissima) Also called Mexican feathergrass Exposure: sun, part shade Height: feet Bloom color: white Bloom period: June-September Texas native

Butterfly garden -Anise Hyssop-There are lots of reasons to grow anise hyssop: It's super heat and drought tolerant, deer and rabbits leave it alone, it blooms for weeks in late summer, and butterflies love it. Plus it's a great cut flower.    Name: Agastache foeniculum    Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil    Size: To 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide    Zones: 4-10

Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden

Anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Zones: Grow it with: Black-eyed Susan for a dazzling blue-and-yellow combo of easy-care plants.

cherry sparkler fountain grass

Jardines en los que las gramíneas ornamentales son protagonistas

I've used these purple lovelies previously in a bouquet with red roses. They marvelously modernize an arrangement of otherwise traditional flowers with their fabulous texture and shape. And they last forever! Easy to find in floral at Whole Foods - hurray!  Sea holly 'big blue'

sea holly 'big blue' Had these in my front garden in my other house I sold, going to have to get more, they are striking in the garden.

For my garden: Hamelin Dwarf Fountain ornamental grass / pinkish tan plumes, 2-3 ft high, zones 4-9.

For my garden: Hamelin Dwarf Fountain ornamental grass / pinkish tan plumes, ft high, zones

Coreopsis Coreopsis is a long-blooming summer perennial flower. 'Zagreb' threadleaf coreaopsis, shown here, has fine feathery foliage, and spreads to make an effective sun-loving groundcover in heavy clay soil. Name: Coreopsis Zones: 3-9

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

'Zagreb' threadleaf coreopsis Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' grows to 18 inches tall and bears brilliant gold daisies on ferny medium green foliage. Zones Long-blooming, grows through clay.

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