I've given many presentations on Ornamental Grasses over the years and always include Japanese forest grass, also called Hakone grass. ...

"All Gold" Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) cascading from rock wall gaps - Rotary Botanical Gardens

Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix - Grass Seed - Scotts

Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Dense Shade Mix for T grows with as little as 3 hours of sunlight, making it ideal for seeding around or under dense trees. It resists heat, drought, insects and disease. Contains Scotts WaterSmart PLUS coating technology.

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Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed Tall Fescue Mix contains Turf Builder® Grass Seed Tall Fescue Mix contains Watersmart PLUS® coating absorbing water, allowing Fescue Grass to grow quickly and be resistant in summer.

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - This small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.

A fantastic combination - Black mondo grass with silver foliage Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

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

Best deep shade grasses

Shade Tolerant Grass: Learn About The Best Grass Seed For Shade

What is cool grass? Cool grass is suitable for temperate and colder climates. There are many varieties and knowing more can help with choosing the best type. Learn more in this article.

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

Fatsia japonica  - Japanese aralia. Happy in full sun to shade. A tropical-looking, evergreen shrub with gorgeously glossy, deep green palmate leaves. In autumn, creamy white flowers are produced in large panicles, which are often followed by round, black fruit. It makes a superb feature in an exotic-style garden, where the large leaves team well with bamboos and grasses.

Fatsia japonica- (Japanese aralia) tropical-looking glossy palmate leaves. Happy in medium to full shade, slightly acidic rich soil, regular water

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

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

Black Mondo Grass - Sun or deep shade - 1/2' tall x 2' wide - evergreen - water tolerant - Black mondo grass is a wonderful accent plant, setting off lighter plants, such as snowdrops. It shows up well against pavers or stones and looks great edging the rim of a container. With time, and in rich, moisture-retentive soil, it forms a thick groundcover. GREAT PLANT PICK

Black Mondo Grass - Sun or deep shade - tall x wide - evergreen - water tolerant - Black mondo grass is a wonderful accent plant, setting off lighter plants, such as snowdrops.

a garden in the shade, container gardening, flowers, gardening, landscapes, outdoor living, succulents, Along the driveway there is a bit more sunlight and she has added Japanese Blood Grass into the mix Warning Before you add Japanese Blood Grass to your wish list for spring be aware that it can be a bit invasive

A Garden in the Shade

Along the driveway, there is a bit more sunlight and she has added Japanese Blood Grass into the mix. (Warning: Before you add Japanese Blood Grass to your wish list for spring, be aware that it can be a bit invasive.

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