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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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Helictotrichon sempervirens

Helictotrichon sempervirens£4.50

Tussocks of fine powdery blue/grey leaves and arching stems of tawny oat-like flowers in summer. Needs well drained soil in full sun to do well. Don't overfeed it! 1.2m.

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Holcus mollis 'Albovariegatus'

Holcus mollis 'Albovariegatus'£4.50

Very pretty mats of cream and pink variegated foliage, very soft to the touch. Dainty flowers in summer. Average to dry soil in sun or part shade. 30cm.

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Hystrix patula

Hystrix patula£4.50

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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Luzula nivea

Luzula nivea£6.00

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 'Starmaker'

Luzula sylvatica 'Starmaker'£4.00

Clumps of bright fresh green foliage producing stems topped with golden brown tassel-like flowers in early to mid spring. Average soil in part shade. 45cm.

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Luzula sylvatica f. nova

Luzula sylvatica f. nova£4.50

Clear creamy-white new spring growth turns yellowish and then green by mid-summer. Tassles of golden brown flowers to 30cm in spring. Ordinary to good soil in shade.

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Melica ciliata

Melica ciliata£4.50

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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Melica persica

Melica persica£4.00

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.

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Melica uniflora 'Variegata'

Melica uniflora 'Variegata'£4.50

The rarely seen variegated form of this enchanting woodland grass makes neat clumps that may slowly spread if it's happy. Otherwise it's slow! Good soil that doesn't dry out in shade. 20cm.

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Milium effusum 'Aureum'

Milium effusum 'Aureum'£4.50

Bowles’ Golden Grass. Ribbon like leaves are strongly suffused yellow, particularly in spring. Tall graceful flowers start yellow and fade to buff. Best in shade, to 50cm.

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Muhlenbergia rigens

Muhlenbergia rigens£5.50

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'£6.50

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 orientale 'Robustum'

Pennisetum orientale 'Robustum'£6.50

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 'Shogun'

Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'£6.50

An excellent variety with red-pink feathery flowers that fade to buff. Greyish foliage and a good upright habit add to the benefits. 75cm. Warm, sunny spot with well drained soil.

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Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'

Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'£6.50

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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Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons'£6.50

Brilliant red bobble flowers attract the eye from a distance on this loosely clump forming species for drained soil in a warm sunny spot. Bright green foliage. 60cm.

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Pennisetum villosum

Pennisetum villosum£6.50

Low clumps of greyish foliage and masses of over-the-top creamy caterpillar-like flowers from midsummer till the frosts. Well drained soil in sun. 45cm.

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Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Feesey'

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Feesey'£4.00

The brightest white variegated form with beautiful pink tints to the new growth in spring. Pinkish flowers to 60cm. Less vigorous than the common form. Sun, ordinary soil.

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Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Streamlined'

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta 'Streamlined'£4.50

Much finer variegation than the common form. This has fine white stripes often tinted pink. 1m.

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Sporobolus airoides

Sporobolus airoides£6.00

Dense clumps of fine, pale green foliage and silky spikes of golden flowers in late summer. Orange-red autumn foliage as well! Average soil in sun. 45cm.

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Themeda triandra ssp japonica

Themeda triandra ssp japonica£5.50

Clumps of softly bristly leaves and arching stems of warm tawny flowers in late summer and autumn. Reddish autumn foliage. 1.2m. Drained soil in full sun.

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Tripsacum dactyloides

Tripsacum dactyloides£6.50

Clumps of bright green, broad leaves on this hardy perennial American grass related to Maize. Fascinating spikes of chunky flowers on strong stems to 1.5m. Good, drained soil in sun.

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