Alopecurus borealis ssp. glaucus £3.00
One of the best grey leafed grasses and it has good flowers too! Low patches of fine, powdery grey foliage and slender stems bearing foxy foxtails in spring. Drained soil in sun. 30cm.
Add to Basket Alopecurus pratensis 'Aureovariegatus' £3.50
Clumps of bright yellow foliage with narrow green stripes produce tall stems with foxtail flowers in spring. Ordinary soil in full sun, not too dry. 60cm.
Add to Basket Alopecurus pratensis 'No Overtaking' £4.00
Green foliage with bold white stripes down the centre of each leaf. Very pretty in flower, 40cm.Cut back after flowering.
Add to Basket Anemanthele lessoniana £4.00
syn. Stipa arundinacea - New Zealand Wind Grass. Green foliage tinted orange and red in late summer and autumn. Wispy flowers form a cloud above the foliage in late summer. 1m. Not dry.
Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum 'Variegatum' £3.00
Neat little clumps of boldly white variegated foliage to 25cm and upright flowers to about 50cm. Best in well drained soil in sun or part shade. Easy, very hardy and well-behaved.
Arundo donax 'Golden Chain' £6.50
Spectacular yellow variegated foliage on this recent introduction. It is as hardy as the more familiar A. d. var. versicolor.. 3.5m. Good soil in a warm position.
Arundo formosana £6.50
A rarely seen hardy reed from Taiwan this makes tall clumps of woody stems clothed with tropical looking greyish-green foliage to 2m. Branching habit and arching with age. For good to wet soil in a sheltered position.
Add to Basket Bothriochloa bladhii £4.00
A clump forming grass with greyish, slightly hairy foliage and heads of silky flowers that start metallic red and fade to tawny buff. For full sun and well drained soil. May not be fully hardy in cold areas but is easy to keep in a cold greenhouse or sheltered corner.
Add to Basket Brachypodium pinnatum £3.50
An unusual British native making loose clumps of light green foliage and arching stems of golden-green flowers in summer. Moist to dry soil in part shade is ideal! 40cm.
Add to Basket Briza media 'Limouzi' £3.50
A much improved selection of the Perennial Quaking Grass with rich blue-green leaves and larger purplish flowers to 45cm. Best in morning sun where the light catches the dew on it!
Add to Basket Briza subaristata £3.50
An unusual perennial quaking grass from Chile that flowers more or less continuously all summer and into autumn. Drained, but decent, soil in sun or light shade. 45cm.
Add to Basket Bromus inermis 'Skinner's Gold' £4.00
Brilliant golden yellow variegated foliage on this pretty form of a native grass. Arching stems of flowers in summer to 40cm. Hardy and easy in ordinary soil in sun or light shade.
Add to Basket Calamagrostis brachytricha £4.50
Tufts of glossy, rich, green foliage and flowering stems to 1.2m. Upright plumes start pinkish in early autumn and fade to silvery buff. Good in winter.
Add to Basket Calamagrostis foliosa £4.50
A rare Californian endemic grass which makes clumps of blue-grey arching leaves to 30cm, and flowers in spring with rich rusty buff fluffy spikes on arching stems to 60cm. For drained soil in sun.
Add to Basket Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche' £4.00
A new form from America with a stronger habit than ‘Overdam’ and a reversed variegation. Creamy white stripes, tinged pink and the usual purplish pink flowers in summer. 1.2m? Dense clumps of foliage provide upright columns of stems that last all winter, cut back in February.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' £4.00
Often used in naturalistic gardens this is an excellent garden grass. Dense clumps of foliage and tall, upright stems topped with purple flushed green flowers in summer. 1.5m. Ordinary soil in sun or part shade. Good winter effect from the stems and seedheads.
Add to Basket Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' £3.50
White variegated leaves, tinged pink in spring make an attractive clump that will produce a column of fluffy flowers that start pink and fade to buff to stand all winter. Well behaved! 1.5m.
Add to Basket Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Stricta' £3.00
Very similar to the better known ‘Karl Foerster’ but flowers two weeks earlier, narrow flowers. Dense clumps of foliage and tall, upright stems topped with purple flushed green flowers in summer. 1.5m.
Carex 'Everest' £3.50
A new variegated form with bright creamy white stripes and creamy green flowers to 15cm in early spring. Neat clumps for shade or part shade.
Add to Basket Carex 'Evergold' £3.00
Listed under both C. hachijoensis and C. oshimensis this plant has a rich green foliage broadly centred creamy yellow. Clump forming to 20cm high and 40cm across. Not dry soil.
Add to Basket Carex 'Silver Sceptre' £3.00
Low growing semi-evergreen clumps of creamy-white variegated foliage to 15cm. Average soil in sun or shade, slowly spreading clumps but well behaved.
Add to Basket Carex conica 'Kiku-sakura' £4.00
A neat, evergreen, ornamental sedge with white variegated foliage and flowers in early spring to 15cm. Ideal for good soil in shade.
Add to Basket Carex cuprina £3.00
I'm not convinced about the name but this evergreen sedge makes clumps of rich green leaves to 20cm and produces masses of brownish-yellow flowers in early summer up to 80cm. Shade, ordinary soil.
Add to Basket Carex divulsa ssp. leersii £3.00
Clumps of long, fine bright green foliage and delicate summer flowers to 20cm. Ordinary soil in sun or shade. British native so very hardy.
Carex glauca £4.00
Broad blue-grey leaves are nearly evergreen in average to moist soil in light shade. Insignificant flowers in spring to 30cm. Confusion over the correct name but it is a lovely plant!
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