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DIY Outdoor: Making Porch Plants For Summer

Mixed border with mass planting of Stipa tenuissima - Spear Grass, and Imperata cylindrica rubra - Japanese Blood Grass.

Nancy Ondra: ‘Husker Red’ foxglove penstemon (Penstemon digitalis) next to Trifolium rubens (an ornamental clover), with some Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’)

COMBO: Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’), ‘Lauren’s Grape’ poppy (Papaver), crimson scabious (Knautia macedonica), and ‘Red Majestic’ contorted hazel (Corylus avellana).

The Beauty of Ornamental Grasses