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All Other Grasses

ALL the rest that didn't fit into the other catagories! It's amazing just how many you collect when you get started...

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Elymus canadensis

Elymus canadensis£4.00

A prairie grass from north America, this produces bristly heads of flower on upright plants to 1.5m. Ordinary soil in full sun. Good seedheads in autumn and winter.


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Elymus dahuricus ex Olomouc

Elymus dahuricus ex Olomouc£3.50

Greyish green leaves and bristly purplish flowers on upright stems to 1.2m so far for this new plant to our collection. A rye from the far east. Average soil in sun.


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Elymus villosus var. arkansanus

Elymus villosus var. arkansanus£4.50

Bright shiny green leaves on rich mahogany stems. Bristly bottle-brush-like flowers open green, tinged red, and turn strawy for the winter. 1.5m. Fantastic autumn foliage colour.


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Eragrostis curvula

Eragrostis curvula£4.00

African Love Grass. Fine, dark green drooping leaves and graceful, arching black flowers from May to October. Evergreen for a warm sunny, well drained position. 90cm.


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Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'£4.00

Desirable form with the leaves stained deep burgundy from the tips, improving as the summer goes on. Arching stems of charcoal grey flower panicles to 75cm. Drained soil in full sun.


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Eragrostis elliottii

Eragrostis elliottii£4.00

Brilliant clumps of bright grey, fine foliage and arching stems of charcoal grey flowers all summer and into autumn. For a well drained soil in full sun, an ideal ornamental grass in a big container too.


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Hierochloe odorata

Hierochloe odorata£4.00

Holy or Vanilla Grass - so called because of the sweet scent from crushed or cut foliage and roots - good for strewing on the floor! Creeping tussocks of fresh green leaves and warm brownish flowers to 60cm. Average soil in sun.


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Hystrix patula

Hystrix patula£3.50

Decorative perennial grass from N. America. Upright stems topped with bristly bottle brush like flower spikes to 1.2m. Greyish stems and good autumn foliage if the weather helps! Average soil in sun or part shade.


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Juncus pallidus

Juncus pallidus£8.50

A fantastic giant rush useful as a foliage accent in a range of places in the garden as it doesn't require particularly damp soil. Greyish green leaves to 1.8m.


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Koeleria macrantha

Koeleria macrantha£4.00

A rarely seen native grass making neat clumps of grey leaves and upright stems of dense spikes of flower in summer to 20cm. Good drainage in sun, preferring chalky soil.


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Koeleria vallesiana 'Mountain Breeze'

Koeleria vallesiana 'Mountain Breeze'£4.00

A delicate form with fine greyish green leaves and stocky stems topped with golden green flowers to 25cm. Drained soil in sun, not acid.


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Leymus sp. ex. Falklands

Leymus sp. ex. Falklands£4.00

Similar, but different, to L. arenarius with bright grey foliage, this is shorter, less arching and not quite so invasive! 50cm. Well drained sunny position.


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Luzula nivea

Luzula nivea£4.00

Clumps of dark green leaves with silvery hairy margins. Creamy silver fluffy flowers in spring to 60cm. Excellent evergreen for shady borders.


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Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'

Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'£4.00

Silver margins to the foliage and hanging flowers. 50cm. Good, evergreen, groundcover for average to damp soil in shade or part shade.


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Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea'

Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea'£5.00

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.


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Melica ciliata

Melica ciliata£5.00

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.


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Milium effusum 'Yaffle'

Milium effusum 'Yaffle'£4.00

A lovely form of Wood Millet with soft green leaves lightened by a butter yellow stripe down the centre of each blade. Typical yellowish green arching flowers to 75cm in spring. Shade, average soil.


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Muhlenbergia rigens

Muhlenbergia rigens£5.00

Clumps of delicate arching, narrow, leaves and more upright narrow arching summer flowers to potentially 90cm but often shorter here. Well drained soil in full sun.


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Oryzopsis miliacea

Oryzopsis miliacea£4.50

Clumps of upright stems with few, fresh green leaves topped with masses of airy whorled flowers from midsummer. Best in a good soil and it will be best out of the wind but it's not essential. 1.2m. Hardy.


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Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails'

Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails'£5.50

Recent P. orientale hybrid from John Greenlee. Upright clumps of foliage topped with masses of tail-like feathery spikes to 1m. Drained soil in full sun.


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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'£4.50

Probably the most reliable form of Pennisetum alopecuroides for the UK. Clumps of fresh green leaves and masses of fawn caterpillar-like flowers in autumn to 50cm.


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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Woodside'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Woodside'£5.50

A good reliable form for the UK where it will flower well most years. Clumps of arching foliage and spikes of light flowers which turn buff. Best in good soil in sun. 75cm.


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Pennisetum macrourum

Pennisetum macrourum£5.00

Amazing long tapers of buff flowers on wiry stems to 2.4m from midsummer till the first frosts. Well drained soil in full sun or grow in a large pot and take in for the winter in cold areas.


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Pennisetum orientale 'Robustum'

Pennisetum orientale 'Robustum'£5.00

A more vigorous form, earlier to flower and with broader, grey-green leaves. Tail-like flowers start pinkish grey before turning a rich buff. Hardy in a sheltered sunny place with good drainage. 1m.


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Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'

Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'£5.50

A good strong, hardy, form of this deciduous species producing dense spikes of pinkish buff flowers all summer to 1.5m. Much more vigorous than the species, forms a clump.


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