I haven't got a large collection yet, but I do enjoy the ones I have. They seem to be relatively effortless, carewise and I don't see many pest bothering any of them to date. Perhaps that is some of their allure in so many public gardens. The only issue I have seen is that some varieties do need to have their wings clipped. Variegated ribbon grasses, can become quite invasive via their rhizome roots and will need to be ruthlessly curtailed each season or will quickly take over the rest of the bed. I also like to remove the seed heads from my blue fescues, as these will shamelessly reseed all over your beds. While a few fescues strategically placed are quite effective, too much of a good thing spoils the effect.
|Ribbon Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris Arundinacea "Picta")|
|Blue Dune Grass (Leymus Arenarius)|
|Golden Tradescantia - not a necessarily a grass, but works the same.|
|Seed pod of Blue Dune Grass|
|Mycanthus - huge and great winter garden interest.|
|Same Grass in Mid-Winter|
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.