Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Among our plants of interest this week, you will see some grasses that have started to bloom with their plumes or inflorescences adding texture and movement to the gardens.   This article is from a retail point of view, but it has some useful facts for the home gardener:  ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

 l. to r.
1.  Pennisetum alopecuroides (Fountain Grass)
2.  Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' (Coneflower)
3.  Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagretta'
4.  Pennisetum 'Rubrum' (Purple Fountain Grass)
5.  Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'

6.  Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black-eyed Susans)
7.  Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
8.  Nepeta faassinii 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)
9.  Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite' (Rose of Sharon)
10.  Veronica spicata 'Sunny Border Blue'  (Spiked Speedwell) 
Photos by M. Endres