Grasses, sedges and rushes are major players in gardens from coast to coast. But their textures, colors and toughness also have them headed for stardom in another role – as container plants. Here against a varied backdrop of settings at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, are examples of the tall and the small, the bold and the delicate – something for everyone.
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Perched on a sinuous stone wall at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, the Terazo Planter by Frontgate shows just how well suited grasses are for containers. The ‘Cabaret’ miscanthus centerpiece is encircled by Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’, Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’, Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, Stachys byzantina ‘Big Ears’, Lonicera nitida Edmee Gold™ and Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gold Bar’.