Grasses and clumping plants – and other monocots.

Grasses and clumping plants are generally herbaceous monocots with the distinctive flowing shape of grasses or graminoids. They also include plants generally known as ‘lillies’ as well as rushes and sedges. They provide vertical interest to the garden and complement woody shrubs. They are also very useful for foliage contrast as well as providing more habitat values in any gardens. Grasses and clumping plants can be used to:

  • Add privacy – when used in large groupings
  • In containers, to create an accent
  • Soften hardscaping, around pools and edges of pavements
  • Dress up decks and patios
  • Create edging
  • Attract wildlife
  • Cover the ground
  • Grow a meadow

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