Sometimes I get really lucky and wind up with some great specimen plants. Sometimes not, but that is another story. In the case of Adagio Miscanthus sinensis I got real lucky. I originally thought this grass to be Morning Light, but upon doing some research and cataloging all of my plants I found the label clearly identifying this grass as Adagio.I love this grass! Why you ask? Because it grows in the shade, is reliable, easy to divide, stands up straight and tall and makes a nice presence sans colorful flowers. Ornamental grasses also make great foundation plants. I just put these three clumps here in my foundation bed in the fall of 2007. They really have filled in fast and make a good presence on this side of the house; which slopes down a bit from the left side. The grass adds some weight, along with the Emerald Green aborvitae and anchors the whole right side foundation beds
Adagio will grow to about 5 feet tall (flower portion) and about 4' wide. It is a smaller type miscanthus than you typically find and will fit into any garden.
Variety is good and this grass, or any ornamental grass (and there are tons!) for that matter, adds a great deal of variety and interest to the garden. What are some other plants that add interest to your garden besides flowers?
in the garden....