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Tall Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer')

Tall Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer')

In Mr. Oudolf's own garden at Hummelo, he planted low-growing late-season grasses to avoid obscuring the view. Interspersed are such perennials as Veroniscastrum virginicum (Right) and clumps of taller Molinia caerulea grasses.

Required Reading: How to Recreate Piet Oudolf's Painterly Landscapes

In Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf's own garden, he planted low-growing late-season grasses to avoid obscuring the view. Interspersed are such perennials as Veroniscastrum virginicum (R) and clumps of taller Molinia caerulea grasses.

Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone', and Molinia caerulea subsp arundinacea 'Karl Foerster'

Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone', and Molinia caerulea subsp arundinacea 'Karl Foerster'

Garden designer Sean Conway's landscaping tips and ideas.

Boxwood, privet, holly—garden designer Sean Conway composed this hedge with tall, breezy grasses. A seven-foot-tall maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'), along with several smaller stands of dwarf fountain grass. Via Country Living magazine.

Purple Fountain Grass - Love this in a container with a lower flowering plant around the bottom. May just need to do a new pot! This is a heat lover too! Great for Texas.

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Pennisetum setaceum 'Purpureum' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: (grown as an annual in cooler climates) Plant This Grass Because: It offers rich, deep purple color.

Shooting Star Hellebore Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 18–22 inches tall, 20–24 inches wide Zones: 5–9 Source: Skagit Gardens

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Shade Perennials Shooting Star Hellebore Name: Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Shooting Star’ Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: inches tall, inches wide Zones: Source: Skagit Gardens

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