Miscanthus: Ornamental Grasses

More Miscanthus in Our September Garden by UGArdener

TheGardenLady received this question from Joanne.

I am looking for a maintenace free ornamental grass. I need it to be about 4′ in circumfrance and about 7′ tall.  I live in zone 6 in connecticut. I don’t know what to buy. I have partial sun.

This year ornamental grasses seem to be having a great year. I just visited Grounds for Sculpture where they seemed to be dancing in today’s wind.

I am not sure what you mean by maintenance free. There is really no plant that is completely maintenance free, but grasses do require little effort to maintain. Some of these grasses have to be cut back when the new shoots are emerging or if the plant flops over.

You do not tell me how much sun you mean by partial sun or if the area for the grasses is for a dry or moist site.

Since you live in a cooler zone than some grasses like and since you do not have full sun, TheGardenLady thinks you should check out the grasses that are in the Miscanthus family.

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