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Mauritania Vine Reed/Rope Grass

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

Ampelodesmos

Mauritania Vine Reed

<i>Ampelodesmos mauritanicus</i>

A Mediterranean denizen, this stately grass yields fine textured evergreen blades tough enough to fashion ties, ropes and baskets, and large enough to make an imposing focal point in your mixed border. Lofty upward arching stems race skyward, asserting mostly one-sided pearl-colored panicles above a dark green clump-forming mound, while airy purple-flushed inflorescences invite birds and gardeners alike. Robust Rope Grass maintains its majestic composure throughout the winter and requires a sheltered, sunny position with well-drained soil.

Blooms July–November

Size: 9' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 8.

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Click here to view our Valentine's Day 2019 Newsletter!

Racy red blooms, Flowers to fall in love with, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Racy red blooms…
You may be considering ushering some plants with red flowers into your garden bed. If so, we encourage you to be brave and take the plunge! But why, you may ask? For starters, red flowers cast bold accents. Their hot colors add pizazz and passion, while arousing your senses. You can combine red blooms with yellow, magenta or orange-colored flowers to make a spicy statement. If that seems too daring, the addition of green, bronze or silver foliage, as well as lavender, purple or blue-violet blossoms tends to tone them down a bit. However you choose to display them, they are sure to draw attention!

Flowers to fall in love with…
Our Valentine’s Day newsletter includes plants whose blooms range from dreamy pastel pink and lilac to crimson, blue violet and purple. These diverse, easily grown gems have stolen our hearts, and we hope they will charm you as well!

Happy digging! Happy Valentine's Day!

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