Monkey Grass looks good everywhere you plant it. It works best when planted around flower gardens, in sun or shade and even attracts small butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant 2-3 inches deep and it will multiply. Also, with this type of grass, it spreads well also and does excellent near drainage or can withstand drought. Being as hardy as this particular species is, it's hard to find another type grass to do as well as the Monkey Grass. The growth rate is fast. It doesn't get taller than 8 inches and maintains well when used in small areas of gardening, around porches and sidewalks and also is great near ponds.