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Japanese Grasses

With Japanese style gardens being popular amongst garden designers it is natural that an interest in ornamental Japanese grass species and varieties is growing in many states.

While some species are fairly well know and common in many nurseries, such as Miscanthus and Ophiopogan, it is the newer grasses now found for sale that are creating a lot of interest.

One of the more useful characteristics of grasses such as Ophiopogan and Japanese Temple Grass is the ability to grow well in shade to part shade.

Among these is Forest Grass or Temple Grass - Hakonechloa macra, (see picture right) a lovely weeping non - invasive perennial grass excellent in the rock garden or in a container.

However a few other grasses are worth attention well, some well suited to the Japanese style garden.

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