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Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’

Add a splash of sunshine to your landscape with Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ . The thick leaves feature a golden yellow stripe on the outside that encases a thick green stripe down the center.  Add some vertical color and motion to your garden or landscape. ‘Golden Chain‘ is a less aggressive variety of Arundo grass reaching 5 to 7 foot tall (7 foot in the south). In late summer in the southern states you will notice a beautiful plume of gold waving atop the beautiful foliage. Arundo Grass is hardy down to zone 6.

Graceful Grasses® Toffee Twist Carex

Carex 'Toffee Twist'

This was not love at first sight when I first saw Toffee Twist. I was hesitant about the brown foliage. I decided that I had to give it a chance, so I planted it up in a combination planter with reds and oranges and it is looking great! The foliage stands tall with a flowing/sweeping look. I really think that this ‘brown’ grass is going to be a hit.- Heidi

(Toffee Twist Sedge Grass) Graceful Grasses® Toffee Twist slender, iridescent leaves offer an elegant sweeping, trailing habit. The bronze foliage makes a great addition to combination planters, it is a thriller that adds height and interest to your planters. Toffee Twist also looks magnificent in borders, or cascading over walls. Carex Toffee Twist prefers moist soil and sun to part shade. Toffee Twist is a cool-season grass. Where temperatures get colder than 5 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals.

Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’

Hakonechloa 'All Gold'

(Hakone Grass) Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’ is a new dwarf form of Japanese forest grass that creates an appealing bright spot in the shady or woodland garden. The bamboo-like leaves are bright gold in part sun and more chartreuse in full shade. In the cooler days of Autumn, the leaves have a reddish inflorescence. The gracefully arching foliage is slightly more upright than the more common Hakonechloa ‘Aureola‘. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. ‘All Gold’ looks spectacular with blue-leaved hostas!