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Grasses


Our range of bamboo and ornamental grass seeds will create a real talking point in your garden. They're perfect planting partners to summer annuals and add height and structure to borders. Ornamental grasses will attract wildlife into your garden and may provide shelter for grasshoppers, lacewings and many others, as well as producing seed as food for birds.



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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Golden Hakonechloa

Hakonechloa is a neat, clump-forming grass for sun or shade. It's a very attractive grass, which combines well for autumn containers, or for planting in gravel gardens, for a Japanese style look.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is especially handsome, with striped green and yellow swards, which are tinged red in autumn. Height: 35cm (13"). Spread: 40cm (15").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hakonechloa plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hakonechloa plants

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    • £16.99
    • 3 x 1 litre potted hakonechloa plants

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    • £22.99

Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis, Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo

Wonderfully statuesque, the graceful stems of this Golden Bamboo will create a superb architectural focal point in your garden. The arching butter-yellow canes are attractively striped with green, while the slender bright green leaves remain evergreen for interest all year round. Easy to grow and fully hardy, Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis has been awarded a prestigious RHS AGM, making an elegant specimen for borders or large patio containers. Grow bamboo towards the back of shrub borders, as an attractive screen for exotic gardens, or as a leafy under storey in woodland. Height: 6m (20'). Spread: 3m (10').
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    • 1 x 9cm potted golden bamboo plant

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    • 2 x 9cm potted golden bamboo plants

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Umbrella Bamboo 'Asian Wonder'

Fargesia murieliae, Arundinaria murielae, Sinarundinaria murielae

Umbrella Bamboo are easy to grow and quick to fill out, making them a top foliage choice for privacy screening and blocking road noise and traffic pollution. Clump forming Fargesia 'Asian Wonder' is even more of a treat, with ruby red stems and olive green foliage giving it an incredibly tropical appearance. As the canes mature, strip some of the lower foliage away to show off the highly decorative stems. A top architectural plant for adding structure and movement to the garden. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4'). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted fargesia plant

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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted fargesia plants

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Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Fountain Grass, Pennisetum rueppellii

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The colourful foliage of this half hardy fountain grass emerges with bold stripes of red, pink and green, before maturing to a rich shade of burgundy. From mid-summer to autumn, the showy purple flower spikes rise above the arching foliage in a spectacular architectural display. Pennisetum 'Fireworks' makes a lively addition to bedding displays and patio containers. The fluffy seedheads can be also cut to make elegant dried flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 pennisetum jumbo plug plant

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    • 3 pennisetum jumbo plug plants

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Carex comans 'Bronze Perfection'

Sedge

This beautiful sedge is the perfect way to add texture and movement to the front of borders. The arching, evergreen foliage is a striking bronze shade that provides year round colour and interest. With a neat, clump forming habit, Carex comans 'Bronze Perfection' is well suited to growing in patio containers, or dotted throughout rockeries. This hardy perennial grass is easy to grow, in almost any soil, and requires virtually no maintenance. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted carex plant

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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted carex plants

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    • £22.99
    • 3 x 2 litre potted carex plants

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Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f. pumilus

Pleioblastus humilis var. pumilus, Dwarf Bamboo

Bamboo are much admired plants for the garden, but the larger specimens can sometimes be too tall and cumbersome for a small garden. Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f. pumilis is a dwarf bamboo, which is low-maintenance and evergreen, with deep green leaves and red-flushed canes. This dwarf bamboo will modernise any border or patio with its tropical appearance. Plants are hardy and will last for many years. Height: 1.2m (4'). Spread: up to 2m (6.6').

 

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Umbrella Bamboo

Fargesia murieliae, Arundinaria murielae, Sinarundinaria murielae

The Umbrella Bamboo can reach more than 2 metres tall, and quickly forms clumps of arching yellow-green canes, topped with foliage like an umbrella! This hardy bamboo is excellent for screening, and is especially useful in urban areas, where the screening can help reduce road noise and filter pollution.

Bamboo are fantastically tropical looking, but are very easy and quick to grow. Fargesia is wind resistant and tolerates shade or sun, making it a versatile plant for filling awkward spots in the garden and hiding unsightly features. Height: Up to 4m (12'). Spread: 1.5m (4.9').

 

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    • 1 x 10 litre potted fargesia plant

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plant

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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2017
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 10 litre potted fargesia plants

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    • £49.99
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    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plants

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    • £24.99

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Cortaderia argentea, Pampas Grass, Tussock Grass

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Pampas Grass is a super tough, long-lasting garden plant, which will almost look after itself. Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' is a more compact variety, staying at just 1.2m (3.9'), and is much more manageable than its larger cousin!

The tufted evergreen plants of Pampas Grass are perfect for filling a gap in a border, and 'Pumila' is good for small gardens too. Plants give all year interest for the garden, although are at their best in August when the silvery plumes appear from the very centre of the grassy plants. Height and Spread: 1.2m (3.9').

 

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Feather Reed Grass, Smallweed

Calamagrostis is a spectacular, ornamental grass for any mixed garden border. 'Karl Foerster' is a well known border plant, with arching leaves, and bronze feathery panicles during summer.

A useful ornamental grass, which is quick to emerge each spring. Calamagrostis can be planted to form a feathery screen, and is fast-growing and easy to maintain.Height: 1.8m (5.9') Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted calamagrostis plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted calamagrostis plants

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    • £16.99
    • 3 x 1 litre potted calamagrostis plants

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    • £21.99

Pennisetum alopecuroides

Pennisetum compressum, Chinese fountain grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides is a highly decorative ornamental grass, also known as Fountain Grass, and is a plant which gives almost all year round interest in the garden. It is a low-maintenance plant, which quickly forms a clump, so is ideal for filling gaps in perennial and shrub borders. The grassy foliage is neat, but stays quite inconspicuous until the flower heads appear during late summer. But, once they appear, they really dazzle, with spikelet's looking much like a squirrel's tail! Leave the decorative seedheads on your Fountain Grass plants into the autumn. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 120cm (47").

 

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    • 1 x 1.5 litre potted pennisetum plant

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    • 1 x 3.6 litre potted pennisetum plant

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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted pennisetum plants

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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 3.6 litre potted pennisetum plants

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Carex 'Milk Chocolate'

Sedge

This clump forming Sedge is grown for its slender chocolate brown foliage with a delicate pink tinge to the edge of each leaf. As autumn approaches, the dense foliage turns to attractive shades of orange and brown. Carex 'Milk Chocolate' is a superb evergreen perennial grass which is at its best when grown in generous swathes throughout borders or planted into winter containers. Perfect for adding texture and winter interest to the garden! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 1 x 3.6 litre potted carex plant

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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3.6 litre potted carex plants

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    • £22.99