Oplismenus burmannii, Burmann's basketgrass

Oplismenus burmannii

Burmann's basketgrass
Family: Poaceae
Origin: Southern Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeModerate waterRegular water

Oplismenus burmannii is a low-growing plant. It is a highly versatile plant, as it can tolerate many kinds of soil, preferring well-drained, moist soil. It does best in shade but can tolerate some sun, especially in cooler climates. It thrives in hot, humid weather and does well in USDA zones 9-11.

The foliage of Oplismenus burmannii is made up of fine, airy leaves with an interesting texture. In summer, the plants produce small yellow flowers. During this time, the foliage will turn a golden yellow, making it a wonderful addition to any landscape.

When planted in the ground, Oplismenus burmannii is generally low-maintenance and requires minimal care. It's a fast grower and should be trimmed or pruned regularly to maintain its shape. While it doesn't like dry conditions, it can tolerate drought and prefers moderate to regular water.

For those looking to add a little bit of color to their landscape without investing a great deal of time and money in maintenance, Oplismenus burmannii is an ideal solution. For colder regions, the plant can be grown in containers and protected from the elements. In containers, the plant should be kept evenly moist but not soggy. Additionally, for cold weather protection, it is recommended to mulch around the base of the plant to insulate the roots from frost.

Overall, Oplismenus burmannii is a hardy, low-maintenance plant perfect for making any landscape come to life. Its bright yellow flowers burst forth in the summer months and its dainty foliage is beautiful all year round. With a little bit of care and attention, it's easy to create an eye-catching display of nature's beauty.

Oplismenus burmannii, Burmann's basketgrass
Oplismenus burmannii, Burmann's basketgrass

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