(Feather Reed Grass, Foxtail Grass)
Feather reed grass is a compact, perennial ornamental grass grown for its tidy clumps of bright green grassy foliage and fuzzy whitish pink seedheads, which bloom from late summer to early fall. The foliage becomes yellowed in fall and then tan in the winter on this native of western and central Asia. The seedheads become tan as they mature and tend to crumble by early winter.
Grow feather reed grass in average, moderately moist to wet soil; it is one of the few ornamental grasses that will survive...
(Cape Mendocino Reedgrass, Leafy Reedgrass)
Cape Mendocino reedgrass, native to the northern coast of California (considered rare), is a compact, perennial grass grown for its graceful blue-green, grassy foliage and arching sprays of cream seedheads which bloom in the spring and summer. Because this grass blooms so early, it provides a beautiful contrast with the foliage. It retains its foliage color and seedheads into the winter for added late season interest.
Grow Cape Mendocino reedgrass in dappled sun to full sun in well-drained, acidic,...
(Ground Orchid, Japanese Hardy Calanthe Orchid)
One of the most widespread garden orchids cultivated in mild-temperate landscapes, Calanthe discolor is remarkably easy to grow! A semi-hardy terrestrial orchid that grows from pseudobulbs, it is fully deciduous in winter. It hails from woodlands across southern Japan where it forms pleasing clumps of foliage.
In spring, the new bright green leaves emerge from the firm pseudobulbs. The large, oval leaves unfurl to show pleated leaves of light medium green. A stem rises from the each...
(Calathea, Silhouette Calathea)
Plants of genus Calathea have beautiful leaves. There are about 300 species all native to the warm moist forested regions of the tropical Americas. Commonly known as peacock plants, these are among some of the most popular tropical house plants grown.
Calathea are tender herbaceous perennials that grow from fibrous or tuberous roots. Most form clumps and slowly spread from the tubers or rhizomes (lateral underground stems). The foliage of most rise from a central rosette but...
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(Lance-leaved Prayer Plant, Rattlesnake Plant)
The large, slender, wavy-edged leaves of lance-leaved prayer plant have beautiful spotted markings on top and satiny burgundy undersides. This Brazilian rain forest native thrives in warm, moist forested regions. It is a popular tropical landscape and house plant grown exclusively for its showy foliage. It may also be sold under the former name, Calathea insignis.
This tender herbaceous perennial forms clumps of foliage that slowly spread over time. The foliage rises from a central...