The contrast of a solid plant shape, in this case topiary Box cones, next to ornamental grasses, is always a winning combination for me.
The grass moves elegantly in the slightest breeze, the leaves change colour at the end of the summer and show up beautifully against the dark green background, so there are subtle changes throughout the year.
The lime green of Euphorbia Humpty Dumpty really enhances these two colours, and they’ll soon be joined by the burnt orange flowers of Tulip Princess Irene and later as the euphorbia fades, Gaura Whirling Butterflies comes into flower and carries on all summer long.
The colours are great together, but the combination of shapes are just as important for me.
The grass is Anemanthele lessoniana, it used to be called Stipa arundinacea, though the common name of Pheasants tail is easier to remember, and very descriptive too.