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Decorative grasses.

  • Allium cernuum – Nodding wild onion.
    • Description: Grows 14 inches tall with a 12 inch spread. Attractive foliage with clusters of drooping pink flowers in summer. A good nectar plant for insects. Native to Southern Ontario woodlands and rocky outcrops.
    • Growing preferences: Part to full sun in well-drained soil.
    • Observations: I am growing this in a sunny location and it is doing well. The flowers are very cute and the plant is well behaved.
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    • Year added: 2005.
    • Plant source: Fletcher Wildlife Garden plant exchange.
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    • Photo(s):noddingonion-1.jpg
  • Sisyrinchium montanum – Blue-eyed grass.
    • Description: Grows 8 to 12 inches tall with an 8 inch spread. The plant forms a mound and tends to flop all around (which spreads the seed pods). One-half inch purple-blue flowers of six petals (having dark touches on them) with yellow centres in June-July. This grass-like plant is actually a member of the Iris family. Its habitat includes open fields, meadows and lake shores.
    • Growing preferences: Full to part sun in well-drained rich soil.
    •  Observations: I love this little plant. The small blue flowers are most attractive.
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    • Year added: 2005.
    • Plant source: Fletcher Wildlife Garden plant exchange.
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  • Miscanthus sinensis – Japanese Silver Grass 'Cosmopolitan'.
    • Description: It has many forms and is one of the most popular ornamental grasses. The tassels in the fall are outstanding, and in the winter it adds great drama when it is able to stand above the snow. Can reach heights of 6' (2m) or more. It spreads readily, making it ideal for large spaces or for dividing.
    • Growing preferences: Full sun, well drained to sandy soil in a moist, warm location.
    • Observations: Grass is quite strong and will withstand strong winds and light snow. However, heavy, wet snow or freezing rain will usually bring it to its knees. Quite pretty when in "bloom."
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    • Year added: 2008.
    • Plant source: From another gardener.
    • Links to further info: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/grasses/japanese_silver_grass.cfm
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