Planting Grasses in Pots by Garden Landscape Designer - Eugene Higgins
Planting Grasses in Pots is Great
I'm not a "Big Fan" of planting predicable high demanding summer bedding plants in pots ,so I am mighty pleased, with my newly restored red pots that i planted last week.
In this case I have planted Ornamental Grasses they don't flower as such but if one chooses the correct variety , it can create a very impressive impact almost year round.
Grasses are also an excellent way to create privacy in the garden, especially on a patio, balcony or rooftop. Grasses can be ,once established quite resistant to drought and grow rapidly, thriving very successfully if they get at least five to six hours of sunlight daily.
I selected a "High Impact" Tall Red Pot that most importantly caters for the roots ,in the long term,and then planted the impressive Grass Calamagrostis "Karl Foerster". It may be difficult to find ,but is definitely worth the effort, as as you can see from the picture and it I feel contrasts beautifully with the blue toned newly painted fence and Red Pots.
Selecting the correct pot for ornamental grasses in containers is important. So ensure it has proper drainage i.e. wide enough to let the grass spread and deep enough to support the root system.
Admittedly it does have a few needs , a very deep pot is ideal, as it has lots of room for the roots to develop. It is one of the earliest perennial grasses to get going, with shoots appearing in early spring, followed by flowers that are green first, then fade to moderate yellow tone. There is not a whole of management it needs to be cut down to the ground in February. Don’t be tempted to chop it earlier, as its wheat-coloured stems add a strong winter presence to the garden.