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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

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' - evergreen plant which rarely flowers, grows to about - possible alternative to Purple fountain grass

Love the oranges and greens in this succulent cactus garden ...

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Modern Garden Ideas – clean, minimalist lines with bold forms that incorporate colorful and drought-tolerant succulents, flowers, and grasses.

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii, Characias spurge, Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Spread: 3ft, Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Accent plant in driveway. As well as throughout the garden. wulfenii Characias spurge Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade Spread: Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Agave flexispina - I can't tell the size of this, but if it's the huge one I SO want this in my yard!!

Agave gracilipes - Alamogordo - drought tolerant and frost hardy zone 6

Lilyturf (Liriope), pretty ornamental grass that has long purple shoots as flowers. Grows well in Florida and I love this look along the path.

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

Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of different colors, textures and shapes have been pleasantly combined for a long season of interest, extending to winter!

Massif de vivaces et graminées ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' Carex grayi italicum Pennisetum viridescens) Verbena Bonariensis Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio" Miscathus sinensis 'Silberfeder'.

Full size picture of New Zealand Flax 'Sundowner' (<i>Phormium tenax</i>)

PlantFiles Pictures: New Zealand Flax 'Sundowner' (Phormium tenax) by