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I brought some Elijah Blue grasses and from there brought several more for in the garden...they look lovely when blowing with the wind.

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We have a native grass here, muhly grass. If you like grasses, they come in shades of pink, red and purple. The pictures online don't exaggerate the colors as they grow in real life. Most of the year it's a medium mound of silvery green foliage, but in the fall they bloom and form those amazing seed heads. They persist and gradually fade in color through the whole winter. They'd probably last longer, but typically grasses and other perennials are cut back to the base in early spring. You usually see them in professional landscaping where they are cut back promptly. They come back a strong green that fades quickly to the silvery shade.

They're relatively new to the landscaping scene, but as a native, low maintenance, pest resistant, evergreen, and colorful plant they exploded around here when they were introduced. I don't know how available they'd be in your country, but if you see them and love grasses, they're spectacular.
 
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All those look like xeriscaping fodder. Lovely choices. I just can't get enough grass (I mean, look at them. Gorgeous).

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Casie Becker wrote:We have a native grass here, muhly grass. If you like grasses, they come in shades of pink, red and purple. The pictures online don't exaggerate the colors as they grow in real life. Most of the year it's a medium mound of silvery green foliage, but in the fall they bloom and form those amazing seed heads. They persist and gradually fade in color through the whole winter. They'd probably last longer, but typically grasses and other perennials are cut back to the base in early spring. You usually see them in professional landscaping where they are cut back promptly. They come back a strong green that fades quickly to the silvery shade.

They're relatively new to the landscaping scene, but as a native, low maintenance, pest resistant, evergreen, and colorful plant they exploded around here when they were introduced. I don't know how available they'd be in your country, but if you see them and love grasses, they're spectacular.



Hello Cassie, just checked the Muhly grass out and is this the one as they do sell them over here in the UK but I buy from certain nursery and there's one out the four where you pay the earth in price but they have a brilliant selection in june/July and if it's the same plant it reminds me off the pontytail








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Chris Kott wrote:All those look like xeriscaping fodder. Lovely choices. I just can't get enough grass (I mean, look at them. Gorgeous).

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Chris they are georgeous to look at and having gravelled garden's which hold rain water these plants don't need much concerning that but in the summer my garden's still get hosed every 2 days because of my other plants I have, we did have a conifer in the front garden, hubby removed it and I planted 4 pampas grasses together from young early this year there now 6ft nearly and shouldn't flower till 2nd year in but did me proud with one showing of a pink and cream one :)


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I love it. I just brought home some pink muhly grass, which I planted with society garlic and some random discount grass with dark purple flowers.
 
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Jincy Jalving wrote:I love it. I just brought home some pink muhly grass, which I planted with society garlic and some random discount grass with dark purple flowers.




Hi Jincy, i'm hoping they sell it in the one garden centre here next year as I know i'll be adding new plants lol...they're selling them on Amazon but I like to see what i'm buying regarding plants ...i found this link on the care of them.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/muhly-grass/growing-muhly-grass.htm

 
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Yeah, that's the same plant. They've got to get good care to be quite that spectacular but I've seen it done. They're actually blooming right now we've had any oddly wet fall. I'm waiting to see if all this rain was at the right time to help the color or if it started washing the color away before we got a chance to appreciate it.
 
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before we got a chance to appreciate it



Casie keep we updated about the colour after the rains eased please :)
 
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