Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' - is a great evergreen perennial with grass like leaves.  It may be too much for the path, given the garden size, and distract from the main parts.

Liriope grows to 90 cm tall, growing like a giant Mondo Grass with deep green strapped foliage. they form a clean, even tidy border without being formal. Bongo Borders Liriope grow in sun or shade in almost any soil. They look great as a border or underpl

hardy to zone 5! care requirements for Japanese Forest Grass. Likes shade.

Growing Forest Grass: Tips On Caring For Japanese Forest Grasses

Golden Japanese Forest Grass – How To Grow Japanese Forest Grass Plant

Rubra. This Japanese blood grass begins life a lush shade of green before growing blood like tips in the Autumn.

Really like this grass, if easy to manage. This Japanese blood grass begins life a lush shade of green before growing blood like tips in the Autumn.

It's easy to grow, looks exotic, and will thrive in the shade. Palm sedge is a beautiful perennial with glossy green, grasslike leaves that grows 2-3 feet tall. An excellent shade-loving groundcover, palm sedge will flourish in damp soil, even clay.

Palm sedge is a beautiful perennial with glossy green, grasslike leaves that grows feet tall. An excellent shade-loving groundcover, palm sedge will flourish in damp soil, even clay.

grasses for shade

Information on recommended ornamental grasses for shade

Vashon Island, WA: Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') lights up a shadel garden featuring pieris, hellebores and hostas in Froggsong Garden in summer

Shade plants - Vashon Island, WA: Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') lights up a shadel garden featuring pieris, hellebores and hostas in Froggsong Garden in summer

Live Cherry Sparkler Fountain Grass Enjoy a lush burst of fresh color in your garden with this cheerful fountain grass that's easy to care for with each bloom.   Grows to approx. 36'' to 48'' H Perennial Full sun to partial shade Grown in the Netherlands                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Live Cherry Sparkler Fountain Grass Enjoy a lush burst of fresh color in your garden with this cheerful fountain grass that's easy to care for with each bloom. to H Perennial Full sun to partial shade Grown in the Netherlands by letitia

Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows: Larry Hodgson.

Hakonechloa macra...japanese forest grass,  so beautiful, looks like a green waterfall, great for softening corners and nooks in a shady garden

japanese forest grass, so beautiful, looks like a green waterfall, great for softening corners and nooks in a shady garden

New Zealand Flax - Another beloved strappy leaved plant that is actually related to grasses, New Zealand Flax is grown as a perennial in mild climates, and an annual in colder ones. Red or green leaves can reach up to 10 feet in those mild climates, they are much smaller in areas that frost as they only grow one season. Make a great container plant in colder climates

Using Architectural Plants in the Garden

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

Shade-Loving Container Plants

A perennial ornamental grass, Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes. In deep shade, the variegation is lime green, and in cool conditions it tends to be creamy white.

Dwarf Chinese Fountain Grass   Seed heads appear July through September, open greenish-white, and turn a creamy tan.   Considered deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.  Will tolerate wind and salt spray. ZONES: 4-9 EXPOSURE: full sun, part shade HEIGHT: 20 - 30" SPREAD: 18 - 30" BLOOM TIME: mid-summer to late summer FLOWER COLOR: pinkish white SOIL/WATER REQUIREMENTS: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; well-drained soil

Dwarf Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' looks like a spray of thick, dark green foliage sprouting gracefully from the ground. Compact and round, the stems elegantly arch on all sides g

Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but t...

Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but t.

It's a common misconception that shaded gardens can't support ornamental grasses. Several selections thrive in shade and help bring that often-overlooked space to life.

It& a common misconception that shaded gardens can& support ornamental grasses. Several selections thrive in shade and help bring that often-overlooked space to life.

Liriope muscari. Easy to grow in the shade. Semi-evergreen in New Jersey.

Liriope muscari - We need 19 Easy to grow, and spreads. Good for lining sidewalks. I have these and the flowers are a pretty shade of purple. Bees and butterflies like them. In winter, they produce interesting large seeds. - Ali C.

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