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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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Umbrella Bamboo 'Asian Wonder'

Fargesia murieliae, Arundinaria murielae, Sinarundinaria murielae

  • New in 2015
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').
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    • 1 x 9cm potted fargesia plant

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted fargesia plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £29.99

Anemanthele lessoniana

Pheasant's Tail Grass, New Zealand Wind Grass, Stipa arundinacea

A beautiful, hardy, arching grass with strands of glimmering ruby-red that shine through the lime-green swards in summer. The evergreen foliage slowly turns a rich bronze-brown shade for a stunning winter display. This airy evergreen grass is spectacular when ruffled by the breeze, adding movement to borders and containers. Plant Anemanthele lessoniana in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 120cm (47").
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    • 1 packet (100 anemanthele seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.69

Pennisetum macrourum 'Tail Feathers'

African Feather Grass

Robust green foliage is enhanced by tall erect pinky-beige spikelets in late summer to autumn, gracefully moving in the slightest of breezes. Height: 180cm (6ft). More info
    • 1 packet (20 pennisetum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Carex 'Red Rooster'

Sedge

Wiry, rich bronze foliage stands stiffly upright in a blaze of colour. Hardy evergreen perennial, Carex 'Red rooster' is ideal for creating year round structure, adding texture and colour to borders and containers. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 packet (20 carex seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

Umbrella Bamboo (Large Plant)

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 1.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £24.99

Pleioblastus argenteostriatus f. pumilus (Large Plant)

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'). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted Pleioblastus plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Pleioblastus plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Carex comans 'Bronze Perfection' (Large Plant)

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"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £22.99

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Large Plant)

Fescue

An easy to grow evergreen plant for patio pots, borders and rockeries. Festuca glauca has grassy leaves, which are an unusual shade of cobalt blue. An excellent plant for designing in the garden, thanks to the architectural appearance.

Tufted, clump-forming plants stay compact at just 30cm (12") tall, and can be mixed with bedding plants, herbaceous perennials or planted into rockeries or into gravel gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted festuca plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted festuca plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Pennisetum alopecuroides (Large Plant)

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"). More info
    • 1 x 1.5 litre potted pennisetum plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted pennisetum plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Large Plant)

Carex morrowii 'Evergold', Sedge

A sun-loving ornamental grass with evergreen, slender leaves, etched in green and gold. Carex 'Evergold' can also be planted into shade, where it will brighten up a dark corner.

Carex 'Evergold' is excellent for rock gardens, border edging, patio pots or for planting in gravel. Height and Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' (Large Plant)

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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    • 1 x 3 litre potted cortaderia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted cortaderia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' (Large Plant)

Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' is an attractive sedge with arching variegated foliage that really catches the eye. In late spring, it is decorated with small, white flower spikes. This hardy perennial grass has a dense, clump forming habit that makes it well suited to the front of borders, rockeries or patio containers. An easy evergreen grass that is virtually maintenance free. Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' thrives in any rich, fertile soil and will happily grow in a light shade. Height: 40cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99