Gardening is not just about the flowers. In fact, long after the flowers fade, the foliage remains. Planting different types of foliage makes for an interesting and lush garden. Leaves grow in a wide range of colors and shapes. A plant with long leaves add height and texture to a garden. These sheets are usually referred to as a sword or grass-like.
Ornamental grasses have long arching leaves that add a graceful touch to the garden. Many grasses also bear flowers. Ornamental grasses are. For any type of garden or growing conditions available from mud or wet gardens near water features to xeriscaped or low-water gardens The greenish-blue leaves of the big blue stem (Andropogon gerardii) grow up to 6 meters. The warm-season grass shade tolerant. The leaves turn orange in autumn before dying back. Giant silver (Miscanthus ‘giganteus’ floridulus) reaches a height of 8 feet and wears silver flowers in partial to full sun.
Perennials come back every year, the coherence in the garden. African Iris (Dietes iridioides) has long, thin, dark green leaves. These leaves are evergreen, and not die in the winter. The leaves grow in an upright clump and reach about 24 inches tall. White flowers on stalks that bloom spread over the leaves. African Iris grows in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to Zone 10 in full sun. Daylily (Hemerocallis) is a hardy perennial that grows in almost all conditions. Offer long, arching green leaves, a perfect backdrop for colorful flowers. Reach, depending on the variety, this leaves 6 to 36 inches long.
With a variety of deciduous species and grows in a wide range of conditions, bulbs are a welcome addition to any garden. Daffodils (Narcissus) are known for their sunny yellow flowers, but the long green leaves are also attractive. These bulbs need well-drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Gladiolus (Gladiolus aureus) grow in full sun. Each bulb produces large, sword-like green leaves and spikes of bright flowers. Not cut the foliage after the flowers fade. The leaves continue to collect energy to the bulb in store for next year’s flowers.
Plants with long leaves are not limited to the garden. Many house plants boast sword grass or leaves. The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) has a long, cross-green leaves. These leaves can be variegated white or cream, depending on the variety. Spider-plant growing in bright light, but tolerates shade and prefers moist soil during the growing season. Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) has thick, long, colorful leaves. These leaves grow up to 2 meters in indirect, bright light. Even as a mother-in-law is known tongue, the snake plant is an easy houseplant.
Succulents are plants that store moisture in their leaves. Aloe (Aloe) is a succulent plant with long, fleshy leaves. A well-known Aloe, Aloe vera is commonly used as a treatment for cuts and burns, as the sap inside the leaves has a calming quality. There are more than 450 species of Aloe grown. Golden Sword yucca boasts green and yellow striped leaves that reach 4 feet tall. This evergreen succulent is deer-resistant and a great addition in arid landscapes.