Answer: There are several ornamental grasses with graceful, arching, evergreen leaves (but, alas, no colorful flowers); or you might try Nandina (dwarf heavenly bamboo). Hybrid penstemons are also an alternative. I like 'Garnet'. The name says it well. The narrow blooms are deep, glowing red, rising out of an airy three-foot mound of wispy foliage. If you like white, try 'Thorn', another beauty making broader, grassy-green leaves and big, white, flaring flowers with strawberry-stained lips.
Hope one of these suggestions fits well into your landscape.
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