It all started with one pot of the medium sized, variegated Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'. I divided that plant for two seasons running. There are now thirteen.
This past spring a large clump of another Miscanthus cultivar came home with me from a client's garden. I divided that large clump into six and planted three at each end of the sunny utility meadow.
Some where along the way I bought four of the variegated Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'. More recently a pot of Feather Reed Grass, Calamagrostis acutifolia 'Avalanche' came home with me. I divided that in to three before planting it.
I think I have enough of the variegated grasses and grass like plants now to impress upon a visitor to the garden some sense of structure through the design notion of repetition. No doubt I will divide some of these again and spread them into the further reaches of the garden to be in the future. It will take a lot of repetition in a space this size to fully get the point across.
Some things do not need my help to repeat themselves. The Angelica gigas is quite happy in the sunny utility meadow. Their deep maroon heads bob above the meadow lush.
I am finding the perennial sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani in all kinds of places now that it is blooming. It tremendous size, eight feet plus and six feet around is some cause for concern. It really must be in the right place and I can't say all those seedlings, already at four feet, are.
This late summer blooming perennial sunflower would be a choice plant to repeat, but where is the question? Come spring it may be time to move them from the roadside vegetable garden area down to the much more expansive sunny utility meadow and plant them in one large group.