Sussex Prairie Garden – Henfield, West Sussex | Grayshaw & Yeo Gardening - Garden Maintenance - Hampshire, Surrey & Sussex

Echinacea pallida planted in amongst grasses - here primarily Stipa tenuissima (not hardy) - could use instead Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed) or Achnatherum calamagrostis (Stipa calamagrostis, spear grass) or C. brachytricha (Korean feather re

**Piet Oudolf's garden at Hummelo c. Walter Herfst**

Planting Design by Piet Oudolf In we were lucky enough to compete for the first time at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Although some bed head gardens combine flowers and grasses, don't worry too much about color, Maffei advises. He pairs narrow-leaved plants with broad-leaved ones and vase-shaped plants with those that grow in mounds. "Then toss in a few [plants] that have long, wiry stems that will spray out around them. Don't mass lots of the same plant in one place, mix them up a little."

Although some bed head gardens combine flowers and grasses, don't worry too much…

Early in summer, mounds of Prairie Dropseed have fine green leafs. Seen here, as a supporting matrix for Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida).

Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) with Echinaea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) the grass won't grow here but we have some varieties will!

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' en Sanguisorba officinalis (Pimpernel)

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' en Sanguisorba officinalis (Pimpernel) krwiściąg lekarski

Verbena bonariensis and grasses - a magical combination at Het Vlackeland.   Photos by Willy Oorthuijsen.

tall grasses and cool colors for back fence Verbena bonariensis and grasses - a magical combination at Het Vlackeland. Photos by Willy Oorthuijsen.

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