This planting area is what I have called "the fires of hell" for a long time. This is no place for a delicate plant, and maintenance should be minimal. Fountain grass is perfect for this. There's a little shade here in the winter, but by summer it will be one of the hottest and driest places in the garden.
Fountain grass is a typical "background plant", which is what I want here for The Outback. It is very tough, does well in poor soil, needs practically no care, but it does need water. And that's the trick. Before you plant fountain grass, you need to do some water engineering.
When it's planted, you won't see any of the watering system, including the dripper head. But without it, the plant would die. It's invisible, but important!
|The Outback, the southeastern part of The Tropical Paradise|