This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There are few things that have given more interest to the modern flower garden than the introduction of ornamental grasses. Most of the popular ones are tall. Here is a pretty dwarf one, introduced to our notice by Haage & Schmidt, of Erfurt, who give the following account of it: "Quite a new form of this very valuable ornamental grass, differing from the original species not only in its lower growth, being scarcely half as high, but far more in its much more graceful, thinner and shorter panicles. By comparing a panicle of Br. patulus to the one shown in natural size in the figure, the preference of the above-named sort may easily be noticed. This variety has already been cultivated lor several years and proved perfectly true from seed. It represents a valuable addition to the assortment of ornamental grasses grown on an extensive scale for bleaching purposes or dry grass bouquets."
BROMUS PATULUS NANUS.