Inside The New York Botanical Garden

What’s Beautiful Now: Golden in the Grass

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on January 4 2019, by Matt Newman

Swaying grasses, seed heads, and the persistent husks of past flowers lend a sunset golden light to certain outdoor collections at the Garden this time of year. The slightest breeze sets them to wavering like a botanical sea, and at the right time of day, the scene is the definition of peace.

Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus)

Japanese silver grass (<em>Miscanthus sinensis</em> var. <em>condensatus</em>)
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Julie Sakellariadis said:

Thanks for the gorgeous photos! But boy is Miscanthus sinensis invasive. I planted it on my property, and it has invaded the field next door. Wish I had never done that even though it was a winter highlight for me....

mary mills said:

yes he is correct about miscanthus.

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