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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are indispensable - they provide contrast to more colourful plants, and move gracefully with the wind. They can be grown in a mixed border, or in a 'grassery' by themselves, and they look great in pots.

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Andropogon (Schizachyrium ) scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Andropogon (Schizachyrium ) scoparium 'Prairie Blues'£4.50

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'£6.00

A tall variegated grass with green leaves each with a creamy-white central stripe. Showy plumes of pinkish flowers are produced on vertical stems in late summer and persist into winter.

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'£5.00

Feather reed-grass

A tall variegated grass with green leaves each with a creamy-white edge. Showy plumes of pinkish flowers are produced on vertical stems in late summer and persist into winter.

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis brachytricha£5.00

Korean Feather Reed Grass

Clump-forming species with showy, feathery purple flower heads, fading to bronze from summer to early winter.


Carex buchananii f. viridis 'Green Twist'£5.00

Leatherleaf Sedge

A form with olive green, rather than the normal brown, leaves. These are very narrow, with curling brown tips and make a dense upright clump, suitable for growing as a specimen, or in a mixed planting in a container. Cool season.

Carex umbrosa sub. sabynensis 'Thinny Thin'

Carex umbrosa sub. sabynensis 'Thinny Thin'£6.00

Attractive little evergreen Carex with very fine variegated leaves. A good sedge for growing in a pot in a sunny or shady spot.

Cortaderia selloana

Cortaderia selloana£4.00

Pampas Grass

A large tough evergreen grass noted for its large white feathery plumes, currently much in vogue as a cut flower. Needs space and sun.

Cyperus involucratus 'Nanus'

Cyperus involucratus 'Nanus'£6.50

This striking grass related to the Egyptian Papyrus makes a neat plant with a umbrella shaped whorl of bracts.

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'£5.00

A beautiful cultivar of our native Tufted Hair Grass, living up to its common name when in flower. It forms a clump of evergreen foliage, from which upright flower stalks appear in summer - these explode into a mass of tiny pale yellow flowers, which gradually fade but persist through winter

Elymus magellanicus

Elymus magellanicus£4.50

Magellan rye grass

One of the best blue grasses with narrow, intense blue leaves and almost prostrate flower spikes in summer.

Eragrostis elliottii

Eragrostis elliottii£6.00

Love Grass

From eastern USA comes this graceful grass, making clumps of arching narrow blue-green leaves, topped with white flowers which dance in the wind in summer.

Eragrostis trichodes

Eragrostis trichodes£5.00

Sand Love Grass

A lovely deciduous grass for warm dry sunny conditions, where it will catch the sun and wind. Forms billowing masses of tiny flowers followed by pinkish seed heads.

Fargesia rufa

Fargesia rufa£18.00

Clump forming bamboo, good for containers, producing many new shoots each season so also a good screening plant.

Festuca amethystina

Festuca amethystina£6.50

Amethyst Fescue

A small, narrow leaved Fescue from the Alps, with grey-green leaves and purplish flowers. Grow in a well-drained soil in full sun.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'£6.50

Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass

A beautiful grass which forms large clumps of softly arching foliage. Yellow leaves with green stripes which flush red in autumn. Ideal for a pot or softening edge of a bed.


Helictotrichon sempervirens£5.00

Blue Oat Grass

A grass for dry soil in sun, where it forms clumps of narrow blue-grey foliage, topped with buff coloured florwers in early summer. Semi-evergreen, so comb away any dead leaves in spring.

Milium effusum 'Yaffle'

Milium effusum 'Yaffle'£5.00

Ornamental grass with green leaves with a central golden stripe complimented by tall stems of golden spikelets in June.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber'£6.50

Upright clumps of bright green leaves are topped by deep pinky red flowers from summer onwards. Takes on orange & red colouration in autumn. Introduced by Ernst Pagels.

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