Carex pendula is a vigorous rhizomatous perennial forming large clumps of dark green, linear, pleated leaves, with tall stems bearing several slender, drooping flower spikes. Moist, poorly-drained soil.
Eventual size: 1 tot 1.5m
D. cespitosa is an evergreen grass forming a neat tussock of narrow, leathery, dark green leaves to 60cm long, with feathery panicles of silvery-purple flowers on arching stems in summer. Moist but well-drained soil. Hardy.
Eventual size: 1.5 to 2 m
Very showy grass that is exceptionally floriferous. Fountains of gray green foliage and whitish inflorescences. Arching rose-pink seed heads. All soils but not too dry. Reasonably hardy.
Eventual size: 70-100 cm
‘Golden Toupee’ is a compact, mound-forming deciduous grass with needle-like leaves that are bright yellow in spring, later becoming grey-green. Evergreen. Attract butterflies.
Well drained soil.
Eventual size: 20 cm