I decided some time ago that I needed to paint the bamboo in the jar the same color as the Whale's tongue agave, Agave ovatifolia. It's only craft paint but has stood up well to the elements. Alas, not so the agave which succumbed to poor drainage. This is the new one I planted last week which has wavier leaves. Paired here with red yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora and Ruby crystal grass, Melinis nerviglumis, the painted bamboo ties this little group together.