best use of tall grass ..EVER ....

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5January 24, 2013

and for you helicopter purists... do not argue its not a gunship ... think of it as incoming ... [or was it a gunship??? ... i would be interested in the ship]

anyone know what grass it is .... and if so.. do you have any to trade???

i have been driving by it for years ... the grass thing never really struck me.. couldnt figure it out .... then one day in fall drove by in perfect light [i think its the declination of the sun that lit it perfectly] .. and zowwee .. it hit me .. brilliant concept ... and who would have thought from the adrian VFW/Am legion post ... and to top it off .. i remembered to take the camera the next time i drove by ...

i always wondered if the design concept of the helo was dragonfly based ...

thank you for your service

ken

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rouge21_gw(5)

It is tall enough to be some type of "Miscanthus" (giganteus?) but it seems to be too narrow at the base.

(And it is almost as if the rotors are positioned to keep the height of the grass in check ;).

This post was edited by rouge21 on Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 14:26

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 11:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenweed_z6a

Growth/habit looks more like Calamagrostis/feather reed grass altho' my own mature 'Karl Foerster' doesn't get much taller than 5 ft.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 11:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
christinmk z5b eastern WA

Perhaps Saccharum/Erianthus ravennae, Ravenna Grass or "Hardy Pampas"?
CMK

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 3:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aachenelf z5 Mpls

Ravenna Grass pic stolen from online source:

Kevin

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 5:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I'm leaning toward Ravenna Grass as well.

You are right, best use of tall grass ever.

tj

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 7:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenweed_z6a

That's one I've never heard of and I have a book on cold-hardy ornamental grasses. Probably missed it because I don't have the setting/landscape/habitat for anything that tall.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 9:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
laceyvail(6A, WV)

Almost certainly Ravenna grass--Erianthus ravennae. this terrific grass holds up all winter long (unless there's a really heavy wet snow, and even then, not all of it breaks. It's a bear to cut back, but easy to set afire.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 6:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aachenelf z5 Mpls

Another user of fire. I like that.

Kevin

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 10:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Oh yeah, I can see burning the grass in Ken's pix every spring. That would add another dimension to the display.

tj

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 10:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What plant are you anxiously awaiting the return of in the spring?
Well, maybe not *anxiously* awaiting but awaiting nevertheless. For...
mxk3
Im looking for rare edible perennials for zone 5
I want things that require vary little work and do...
grannypeck
Trying any new perennials this year?
Just wondering what new perenniaks everyone is trying...
bellarosa
Suggestions To Make This Forum Better
A Private Message feature would be great! Add yours!...
WendyJoZ8
Achillea sun requirements
I planted a couple of these last year and they were...
DandyLioness (CA 9, SZ 14)
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™