Thursday, January 13, 2022

Overlooked ornamentals

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
~Mae West

I know there are gardeners out there who are saying, "ornamental grasses aren't overlooked!" but I am just speaking about myself. Flowers have been my focus and I never really took a good look at the grasses. But aren't they something? (I don't know a lot about them, so if any of these are invasive and a terrible hassle, mea culpa.)

Foxtail fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
photo by Schnobby

Winter Miscanthus, Southern Ontario, Canada
photo by M. Rehemtulla for QUOI Media Group

Cenchrus purpurascens spikelet, Australia
photo by Harry Rose

Zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus')
photo by Schnobby

Crimson fountaingrass (Pennisetum setaceum)
photo by Dinesh Valke

Pampa grass inflorescences (Cortaderia selloana), France
photo by JLPC


Ruth said...


Pop said...

Ornamental grasses can be just that...ornamental, as you've shown here. I like even the invasive kind IF they're in a place where they don't disturb flowers.

The Pampa grass inflorescences are beautiful and I liked the Zebra grass too.