The Flowerbed of the Grasses

The Grass Plant Flowerbed

The huge flowerbed of grass plants runs across a good part of the length the park up to the entrance of the Rose Garden and it continues up to the Lake and the Swamp, almost a river in a flood where the waving blades of the grass plants sway in the breeze.

Over thirty thousand plants have been collected here. Flowering starts in spring with the bulbous plants, and it continues with the weeds ending up in autumn with the grass plants that with the greenness of late spring accompany us in autumn shining from gold to brown and taking on the splendid rusty tones in autumn, reflecting the last bursts of light at the end of the day.

Agrostis capillaris

  • NAME: Agrostis capillaris
  • COMMON NAME: Piegato comune, Capellini di prateria
  • FAMILY: Poaceae/Graminaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Mild green/Purplish brown
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: Giugno/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean Europe and Asia

Allium aflatunense “Purple Sensation”

  • NAME: Allium aflatunense “Purple Sensation”
  • COMMON NAME: Ornamental garlic
  • FAMILY: Alliaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple/Lilac
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: Spring
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and division
  • ORIGIN: Temperate weather

Baptisia Leucantha

  • NAME: Baptisia Leucantha
  • COMMON NAME: Wild white indigo
  • FAMILY: Fabaceae/Leguminosae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in autumn
  • ORIGIN: U.S.A.

Nectaroscordum siculum, allium siculum

  • NAME: Nectaroscordum siculum
  • COMMON NAME: Sicilian honey garlic, Mediterranean Campane
  • FAMILY: Alliaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Cream, green and brown stripes
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Bulbous Perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: 0°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and tufts division
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Allium nigrum

  • NAME: Allium nigrum
  • COMMON NAME: Garlic maggiore
  • FAMILY: Alliaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White cream/Pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and division
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Allium sphaerocephalon

  • NAME: Allium sphaerocephalon
  • COMMON NAME: Chives
  • FAMILY: Alliaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Mauve
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and division
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Amsonia tabernamontana

  • NAME: Amsonia tabernamontana
  • COMMON NAME: Blue star
  • FAMILY: Apocynaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Central U.S.A., Missuri

Aster tataricus "Jindai"

  • NAME: Aster tataricus “Jindai”
  • COMMON NAME: Tartaric Aster
  • FAMILY: Asteraceae/Compositae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple petals with the yellow center
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: September/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Dvision and cutting in spring
  • ORIGIN: Central Asia and Japan

Baptisia australis

  • NAME: Baptisia australis
  • COMMON NAME: Fake wild indigo
  • FAMILY: Fabaceae/Leguminosae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Indigo blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in winter or spring, division at the beginning of spring
  • ORIGIN: Australia

Calamagrostis brachytricha

  • NAME: Calamagrostis brachytricha
  • COMMON NAME: Foxtail grass
  • FAMILY: Poaceae/Graminaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Light pink
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: September/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Korea

Calamagrostis x acutiflora "Karl Foerster"

  • NAME: Calamagrostis x acutiflora “Karl Foerster”
  • COMMON NAME: Calamagostri
  • FAMILY: Poaceae/Graminaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Light Purple
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Temperate regions of both hemispheres

Deschampsia cespitosa "Tardiflora"

  • NAME: Deschampsia cespitosa “Tardiflora”
  • COMMON NAME: Migliarino maggiore
  • FAMILY: Poaceae/Graminaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Green/Golden yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Festuca glauca "Intense Blue"

  • NAME: Festuca glauca “Intense Blue”
  • COMMON NAME: Fescue
  • FAMILY: Poaceae/Graminaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blueish green fading to purple
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Tufts divison and sowing in autumn
  • ORIGIN: Temperate zone of Europe and Asia, tropical highlands

Foeniculum vulgare “Giant Bronze”

  • NAME: Foeniculum vulgare “Giant Bronze”
  • COMMON NAME: Giant bronze fennel
  • FAMILY: Apiaceae/Umbelliferea
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Mint green/Bronze yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing and plants division
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Foeniculum vulgare

  • NAME: Foeniculum vulgare
  • COMMON NAME: Common fennel
  • FAMILY: Apiaceae/Umbelliferea
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: Juuly/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous prennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in spring or in late summer
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Gaura Lindheimeri "The Bridge"

  • NAME: Gaura Lindheimeri “The Bridge”
  • COMMON NAME: Gaura
  • FAMILY: Onaganaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/full-sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing in spring or tufts division in winter
  • ORIGIN: North Amrica

Gladiolus Italicus

  • NAME: Gladiolus Italicus
  • COMMON NAME: Common gladiolus
  • FAMILY: Iridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Crimson/Magenta
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Bulbous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Tufts division
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Limonium latifolium

  • NAME: Limonium latifolium
  • COMMON NAME: Lavender of the sea
  • FAMILY: Plumbaginaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue/Lavender
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Tufts division, sowing and cutting
  • ORIGIN: Russia and Bulgaria