Russian Sage This super-tough plant can grow to 6 feet tall, and is great for the back row of garden borders or along fences. It is heat and drought resistant, and most pests like deer and rabbits will stay away from it. The fragrant silver foliage is just as pretty as the purple blooms.
Crimson Fire is a dwarf Loropetalum with a dense, mounding form to 2-3 feet in height with an equal spread. The intense, burgundy-red foliage is a stunning contrast to the fragrant, hot-pink fringe flowers which smother the plant in spring. New growth in spring emerges ruby red maturing to burgundy with a purple cast. This is an easy to grow and well-behaved shrub that fits perfectly in smaller garden spaces and in containers.
Blue fescue One of the most versatile ornamental grasses, blue fescue can be used in many different ways. Plant it at the base of leggy shrubs or tall perennials, such as lilies, to help them blend with the landscape and offset the other plant's flowers or foliage. Plant in masses as a groundcover or in rows as an edging plant. Use as an accent in a rock garden or flower border.
All Seasons Bed at Foggy Bottom garden. Conifer specimens are interplanted with heathers and ornamental grasses. The most striking grass is the river of Imperata cylindrical Rubra, the Japanese Blood Grass. In the left foreground is Cedrus deodara Feeling Blue.