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Melica nutans

Melica nutans
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Family:  Poaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Silver
Leaf Colour:  Green
Foliage:  Semi-Evergreen
Position:  Light/Part Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  45cm to 60cm (18" to 2')
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H7 minimum at least -20C
Pot Size:  9cm

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Shining silver and brown flowers dangle from one side of a wiry stem in late spring on this wonderful woodland grass. Makes close patches in ordinary soil in part or light shade. 40cm.

Very hardy and semi-evergreen from woodland edges and clearings from the UK, throughout Europe and through Russia to Japan.  Best cut hard back in late winter.