Common name: Japanese Blood Grass
Botanical name: Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
This groundcover/grass can slowly reach up to 1' tall and 18" wide. During spring, thin lime green blades of grass rise, with red tips. With warmer weather, blades turn completely red. During fall and winter, grass turns gray brown. This attractive and dramatic looking grass tolerates full to part sun, preferring moist, well draining soil. This plant looks great in containers, with rocks, in alpine gardens, in borders. It is dramatic when back lit.
Common name: Thundercloud Plum
Botanical name: Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
This deciduous tree grows to 25' tall with a 20' spread. The single flowers are light pink, blooming in spring. 'Thundercloud' has a dense, round form, which is great for small front and back yards. It has deep purple foliage until it changes to bronze in the fall.
Common name: Deodar Cedar
Botanical name: Cedrus deodara
This fast-growing, coniferous evergreen is capable of reaching a size of 80' high by 40' wide. Its needles are a light, silvery green color, 2" long. Flowers are inconspicuous. Barrel shaped cones appear in fall and winter. Branches are pendulous and spreading. Plant in area that has ample room for growth.
Common name: Tussock Bellflower
Botanical name: Campanula carpatica
This low-growing, reliable perennial can be used in the rock garden or front border. Its flowers are clear blue on 6-10" tall plants, blooming from June through September. The variety is easy to grow in sun or light shade. Mulch to keep the roots cool.