Gulf Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris
Senescesce has set in, not only in the Autumn Garden but in the gardener. I forgot to link to Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday and then I failed to link only to the post I meant to link and linked the blog in general so you will end up here for a day or two. Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time Then the link didn't work. sigh. I think it works now.
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides
now reclassified as Chrysopogon zizanioides
Vetiver is a grass native to Southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Vetiver has fallen out of fashion and become forgotten or unknown.
It is grown for the fragrant roots for pot pourri. It makes a lovely screen.
The ends of the leaves fall forward and make a unicorn's horn late in the season.
Lemon Grass Cymbopogon citratus
Used in Thai cooking and making a tea. Pets love it to chew.
I didn't include lawn grasses. The lawns here are a combo of Centipede grass, Bermuda and Bahia grass. Bermuda takes the rich, sunny places and hates traffic. Centipede will grow in shade and doesn't want nitrogen added. Bahia is a pasture grass that survives drought. All are winter dormant. Sometimes I overseed with rye grass for the winter.
After all the summer rain, Dichondra -- not a grass -- has formed turf in many spots. Dichondra takes over weak spots; well maintained turf will choke it out. It pulls out easily like unraveling crochet where it creeps into flower beds. I take a benign view of it.
Which are your favorite grasses?Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time