On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten lords a leaping. Leaping plants remind me of tall grasses, especially those that shoot up between spring and summer. Grasses are so versatile. They provide contrast in both color and form in a garden. They provide movement when a breeze passes through. They have the most awesome names! (Calamagrostis? Helictotrichon? Schizachyrium??? JK Rowling couldn’t have done better! Bluestem Nursery has a fantastic website that I frequently use for reference. Here is one of my favorites, Calamagrostis x acutifolia ‘Karl Foerster’. Feather Reed Grass is a beauty. I love the tall columns it makes, especially when planted in clumps. It grows in zones 3-9 in full sun, moist to wet soil. It won the award for Perennial plant of the year in 2001. Definitely a plant that will leap into your heart!
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I love grasses especially in winter!