Plants - Ornamental Grasses

Four fabulous fall grasses

Karen York
Photography by
Janis Nicolay

Add shape, colour, texture and year-round interest to your garden with ornamental grass

Designer Lorraine Locherty of Demitasse Specialty Plants in Victoria, B.C. loves the airy texture and fall hues of warm season grasses. Here are four that she planted in a client's garden.


Pictured: Scarlett Japanese blood grass, black mondo grass and, beyond, glowing maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber').

Plant details
Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’)
Flaming red colour starts at the tips and consumes the blades by fall. A warm season grass. Upright form. Full sun. Height: 30 cm. Zone 5.


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