There may be a few blades of this left but it might as well be dead – I think I planted it in a too-shady spot.
I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get my hands on this plant. It’s one of the limited number of grasses that grow in shade, and sports a spectacular red color that almost glows in sunlight. Plus it’s drought tolerant AND prefers moist soil. One downside is its potential to naturalize a little too much if planted in full shade. To start, I sited it in a semi-shaded spot and will keep an eye out for any unruliness.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!