Grasses & Ferns
BOLD means new to us; Wd-well drained; M-moist; W-woodland; Hr-humus rich; DH-deadhead; P-poor; S-sandy; Ps-part shade; X-excellent; Gc- ground cover; N-neutral; A-acid; Alk-alkaline; ^-winter protection; Lm-leaf Mould; F-fertile; Mt-moisture retentive. MOST GRASSES ARE DEER RESISTANT
Miscanthus-is a warm weather growing plant;need sun & water in dry conditions- Most Grasses are deer resistant and prefer a Neutral to Acidic soil.
Helpul Hint: fertilize in april/may & again in early july with a granular all purpose fertilizer 4-12-8. Divide most all perennials in spring or late fall. Iris are best divided in july/august and peonies in late september.Remove spent flowers to keep a neat appearance,to remove unwanted seed heads & sometimes to encourage reblooming.