Sunday, August 7, 2011

NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week

In 2009, we planted small seedlings of Feather Reedgrass in the triangle near the entrance to Coles Sports Center. Today, those two-inch seedlings, or plugs as we call them in the landscape trade, have grown to maturity offering a vertical complement to the surrounding hedge of Knockout roses. Despite several heat waves this summer, we have yet to give supplemental water to the plants in the triangle, which is a testament to their value as low-care perennials. In fact, Feather Reedgrass was the 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year. You can read more on this popular ornamental grass here.


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