Partial to full sun. Stunning contrast for the front of the border with exceptional, dense, purple-black, grass-like foliage. Produces dark lavender flowers in summer that are followed by purple berries in fall, creating additional interest in the landscape. Use en masse as edging, or tuck into mixed containers. Evergreen.
Full sun. A lovely vase shape composed of a large cluster of cascading green leaves. As summer draws to a close, the showy plumes take center stage, as they glisten and shine in the sunlight high above the foliage. Nearly sterile with a notably low seed set. Use for textural contrast in perennial and shrub beds, or a dramatic background to the landscape.
Full to partial shade. An elegant fern that thrives on the forest floor. Large, 2 to 3 feet long, deep green fronds produce a lush, leafy effect. A superior choice for shade gardens, under large tree canopies, narrow side yards and shaded foundation plantings. An herbaceous perennial.
Full shade to partial sun. Light pink flower plumes are striking against coarsely textured, blue-green foliage. The dense, upright form is perfect in a dappled shade border, woodland garden, or as a groundcover. An excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. Tolerates drier soils than other varieties. An herbaceous perennial.