Garden – a dozen ornamental grasses to increase its structure, texture and interest

During the gardening season, a wide variety of ornamental grasses come to them, including the shape of their leaves, long-lasting flowers, and the shape of a seed-head, a permanent structure, texture, and interest. 12 See the best.

Foxtail barley / Hordeum jubatum. Photo: iStock

1. Hordeum jubatum

The beautiful ornamental grass in the flower is almost impossible to withstand the temptation to hit those silk, feathers, pink-gold panels. As an annual or short-lived plant, it needs full sun and free soil to grow, but as it grows, it can easily reproduce itself. It reaches a beautiful, average height of 60 cm by 30 cm in a vase or in a dry bouquet and in front of the sun border.

Ornamental grass stipa gigantea.  Photo: iStock

Ornamental grass stipa gigantea. Photo: iStock

2. Giant Grass (Steppa Gigantea)

The most famous show is the Stealth, the most beautiful, strong ornamental herbaceous foliage and the long, majestic, long-lasting flower petals that fall into the dust of gold. This majestic plant has been the star of many modern fields for many years. Plans grow well even in the gardens of vulnerable beaches. Place the golden flowers and the seed head in the middle or back of the border where the sun shines back at night. 2.5 m by 90 cm in average height and width Citipa Gigantea loves full sun and fertile but free flowing soil.

3. Panicum miliaceum violaceum

In the spring, I grow this short, fast-growing annual grass, like a seed that has been sown under a canopy. But it also blends in with the long, slender growth experience and beautiful green / purple flower petals that make it a beautiful summer border. For real effect, plant it in bulk in large groups, but stick it firmly (8 cm-20 cm) to the back of the border or at low planting. On average, it needs fertile, free-flowing soil and shelter from strong winds, sunny areas and averages 120 to 150 cm in height.

Stipa tenuissima / Ponytails.  Photo: iStock

Stipa tenuissima / Ponytails. Photo: iStock

4. Horse tails (also known as Staphylococcus aureus, Nasal Tenosima or Staphylococcus aureus)

One of the most popular ornamental plants, some argue that it has been overused in modern garden design. But it is also common for small, majestic foliage that swings in the slightest breeze and blooms from late spring to golden summer. Amazing, versatile, relatively compact, sun-loving, semi-hardy species, average height and 60 cm by 30 cm in the flower border or gravel garden. Although relatively short, it often thrives where it thrives. It does not need too much fertile soil, but needs full sun and good drying.

5. Pig tail grass (also called Anementele Arionana, also known as Stapa Arduunesa or Kalamagrotis Arduunesa)

The ornamental grass, which grows happily in the dry shade, makes it one of the most beautiful plants in the garden. Goat’s tail grass is dense, unripe, weed-satisfying, soft, copper-colored, blending leaves with spring-summer seeds, as well as beautiful foil for spring and early spring seedlings. He enjoys moderately fertile, free-flowing soils, happy in the sun or in the shade (unless it’s in the dark).

6. Labtop laptop

For ornamental touch, feather white, cylindrical flowers are another ornamental grass that grows like a flowering crop from early summer to autumn. In cold Irish gardens, it is not sustainable, can grow rapidly and can be treated annually, and can easily be removed from the seed sown in the spring. Give it a fertile, moist but free soil in full sun or light shade and spray it around the base of plants during the harvest to protect the roots.

Luzula Niva.  Photo: iStock

Luzula Niva. Photo: iStock

7. Snowman Forest (Luzula Niva)

It is not technically ornamental grass but is a type of ornament with thin, grassy, ​​and beautiful white flower baskets that appear in late spring / early summer, where this strong annual gives moisture, cool, shade, semi-natural ground cover over time. Wildlife in the garden. Height and 60 cm by 45 cm.

8. Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra)

This multi-year-old lawn gardener and landscape architects have made it a popular choice for mass-produced “glue”. For cold, rich, moist but free soils in the sun or shade, it gradually produces low-growing, golden brown and rusty leaves. Both species and the golden leaf form, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ are also very good. Pot-like specimens grow to an average height of 30 cm to 40 cm.

9. Long Grass (Molinia Carrewa sub-species Arduunasisa ‘Skyracer’)

The tall, beautiful, hardy grass is one of the joys of summer / autumn gardening with strong vertical, architectural, almost, feathered flowers and seed-heads. Happy, average height and 150 cm -180 cm by 100 cm in sun or light shade and most soils.

Deschampsia cespitosa.  Photo: iStock

Deschampsia cespitosa. Photo: iStock

10. Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldschlier’

One of these ornamental grasses, which grows in the garden in early summer with more, taller, thinner silver-green flowers that grow more than any other unripe leaf, gradually fades to golden in early autumn, and then continues well into winter. The nickname “Goldshley” translates to “golden curtain”, an accurate description of this strong multi-year soft beauty. As long as it grows in moist but free soil, it enjoys sun or light shade, gradually reaching a height of 60 cm -90 cm and expanding.

11. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yakusima dink’

Many species of miscanthus are very large and widespread for the average garden, but this compact shape reaches average height and grows only 80 cm by 30 cm. This species is a reliable player in Irish gardens, producing long-stemmed, evergreen shrubs. Combined beautifully with late-flowering flowers, this evergreen grass needs full sun and loves moist but free soil.

Feather Reed Grass Carl Forster.  Photo: iStock

Feather Reed Grass Carl Forster. Photo: iStock

12. Feather Reeds (Kalamagrotis x Acuteflora “Carl Foster”)

As the summer progresses, the fast-growing, evergreen ornamental lawn grows in the garden with clear-flowered leaves and long, stemmed flower petals. Amazing to add architectural quality to your gardening program, and happy in the sun or partial shade, this strong annual loves well-drained soil. Height and 1.5 m by 90 cm.

Garden pond

Garden pond

In the garden this week

Mold and mildew can often be a problem in polytunnel or glass houses due to a combination of a variety of factors, including the night-time frost at the beginning of the harvest, including competition for space and nutrients during this year. So make sure these covered areas are well ventilated, watered and regularly hand-washed and any sick or damaged leaves to keep plants healthy.

Garden ponds can also be easily clogged with rotten leaves and debris at this time of year, which can lead to unhealthy growth in bacteria in the water, so take the time to remove any rotten leaves, dead flowers and slow down the growth of any excess oxygen. If they cover it. Use rainwater instead of tap water to keep the water level high.

Airport and Gardens, Dublin.  Photo: Back to Mac Donnelly

Airport and Gardens, Dublin. Photo: Back to Mac Donnelly

Date of your notebook

On Sunday, August 29 (9.30am), Airfield House and Gardens, Overland Way, Dundrem, Dublin 14, the end of August, will be held with a large number of ISNA members selling lots of herbs, climaxes, and trees. And see shrubs and gardens, irishspecialistnurseriesassociation.com and airfield.ie

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