Posts Tagged ‘Graceful Grasses’

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.

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Graceful Grasses® Scirpus cernus ‘Fiber Optic Grass’

scirpus fiber optic grass 1x1Fiber Optic Grass‘ has proven to be a real head turner. Over the past few weeks we have had a few tour groups come through, and every time we walk by this Graceful Grass® the ladies always stop and ask “What is that plant?”. I tell them it is a new Proven Winners  plant that Garden Crossings is carrying this year.  The next thing the women say is “I can really see that is a combination Planter!” And I totally agree, I can envision planting petunias or million bells to drape over the container and having the ‘Fiber Optic Grass’ for some height. Graceful Grasses® Scirpus ‘Fiber Optic Grass is part of the Proven Winners® Graceful Grasses® collection. The bright green grass-like plant has small, fluffy, white flowers at the tip which look like fiber optics. Graceful Grasses® ‘Fiber Optic Grass’ does well in almost any location from deep shade to full sun, it prefers a moist location and is an excellent choice near ponds.

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Graceful Grasses Baby Tut

Are you looking for a great specimen that adds character to your combination planters? You may want to consider Graceful Grasses Baby Tut. Last year I added one plant to the center of my planter and it was beautiful. I choose to plant Petunia Bubblegum, Heuchera ‘Electra’, and then in the fall I added in some asters around it for a striking planter. Baby Tut adds motion and a creative touch you your landscape.

(Umbrella Grass) Graceful Grasses Baby Tut Cyperus provides interesting foliage to your flower gardens. This water garden friendly plant grows well in your landscape also. Plant Baby Tut in a full sun to part shade location to enjoy the beauty of this baby.  Graceful Grasses Baby Tut intermingles well with other plants to fill in the middle ground of a combination planter.


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Graceful Grasses™ King Tut® Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus King Tut® was a fun “little” plant that I tried last year. Actually it is not little at all measuring up to 6ft tall! I love the texture that it adds to the landscape. I had it in a large pot on my front porch and so many people wanted to know what it was.

(Egyptian Papyrus) Graceful GrassesKing Tut® Cyperus produces large heads of pendulous leaves; greenish flower spikelets can measure 1′ across. Plant Graceful GrassesKing Tut® in full sun to part shade with moderate to moist water needs.  King Tut® is a taller plant that adds drama to your container gardens.

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