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Family: PoaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: WhiteLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: ShadeSoil Type: Good, moist, humus-richHeight: 15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
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Neat clumps of semi-evergreen leaves and arching stems of ivory coloured flowers and seeds from mid spring. Decent soil in shade for the best effect. Typically to 30cm.
A hardy British native grass from woodland clearings and edges, the usual form quite common along tracks and roads going through broadleaf woodland in the UK.
This white flowered form is the most commonly grown with it's very attractive, long lasting flowers and seeds which show up well in shady places. It does not perform well in dry places unfortunately.
Native to most of Europe and some of the near east.
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.
Pretty golden buff spikes on wiry stems from tidy clumps of neat green foliage all summer. Lovely fluffy seedheads as they go over. Drained soil in sun, even quite dry. 30cm.