Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea'£4.50
A woodland edge/clearing specialist this clump forming ornamental grass grows upright to 90cm topped with spikes of purple downward swept flowers in spring and summer.
Clumps of fine greyish foliage and arching stems topped with pretty tawny buff flowers to 30cm from early summer. Drained soil in full sun. Will self seed a little in gravel.
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.