Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea'
A charming grass with dark purple almost black, shiny, spikelets that fade to a pale purple in autumn.
Black cornflowers, golden calendula and this grass make a perfect combination.
Trouble free, it's a small specimen that works well in mixed plantings.
Does have a tendency to seed itself freely.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Hardy perennial grass (D)
Moist, well drained
Full sun, partial shade