Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Fountain Grass / Miscanthus April 20, 2019

Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'

Famed fountain grass grows about 4-5 feet tall.  Great for stabilizing a slope.  Handsome green foliage all summer, topped by beautiful white plumes in fall that last all winter.  Sun to part sun.  Fantastic cut flower for arranging.  Completely drought-proof once established.

 

 

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Moudry grass / Pennisetum

Grass Moudry

Fuzzy flower spikes that are a smoky purple-black color emerge in late summer and contrast nicely with the fine, deep green foliage. Makes a wonderful accent in the sunny landscape, or plant it in drifts for a massed effect.  The ornamental grasses will dance and sway in the breezes.  Completely drought-proof once established.

Fantastic for stabilizing a slope or for erosion control.  Grows in sun or shade, 12-18 inches tall.  Great cut flower for arrangements.

 

White Aster / Symphyotrichum ericoides

This white aster grows and spreads vigorously into a dense mat of foliage, and is covered in fall with a multitude of tiny white flowers that the pollinators love.  Native, grows in sun or shade.

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Naturalizing Daylily / Hemerocallis fulva April 8, 2018

This tough perennial thrives in part to full sun and any soil.  Totally drought-resistant once established.  Spreads in nicely to fill a hillside or tough spots in the garden.  2-3′ tall with bold orange blooms floating above grass-like foliage.  Fantastic cut flower in arrangements.  

 

Late Bonaset / Eupatorium serotinum April 22, 2017

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This plant grows for me in sun or shade, in any soil.  Grows to be 3′ tall, covered with white flowers in lat summer that the butterflies and pollinators adore.  Native plant.

 

Bridal veil (Spiraea) March 21, 2017

bridalwreath This shrub is smothered with plumes of white flowers in the spring.  Grows about 4-5′ high.  Part to full sun.  Makes a fantastic cut flower.

 

Yellow Flag Iris / Iris pseudacorus October 14, 2016

Filed under: Tough as nails — annapolisplants @ 5:59 pm

This giant Iris grows to be 3′ tall and blooms in June.  The blooms are a rich, buttery yellow, over handsome sword-like leaves that are a great contrast in the garden.  It can grow in swampy, wet areas, but also thrives in regular garden soil too.  Full to part sun.

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