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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

Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'

Fountain Grass, Pennisetum rueppellii

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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    • £9.99
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    • 3 pennisetum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £29.97 £16.99

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

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Large Plant)

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

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

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Large Plant)

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 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hakonechloa plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

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

Cyperus longus (Large Plant)

Galingale, Cypress Root, Sedge

A handsome perennial for moist borders or waterlogged soil. Cyperus longus can be grown in water up to 15cm (6") deep, so will make a pretty addition to the edge of the pond.

The dense, thick growth of Cyperus makes it excellent for encouraging wildlife to the garden, as it gives habitat opportunities for the wildlife. Plants are exotic-looking, with umbrella-like stems and foliage, and reddish-bronze spikelets during the height of summer. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (40").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted cyperus plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (Large Plant)

Eulalia 'Gracillimus', Maiden Grass

Miscanthus is a showy, robust, flamboyant grass, which can add a different look to your borders, all year round. The tall stems are topped with feathery plumes of rich copper, looking glorious above clumps of arching, grassy foliage.

The stately flower spikes of Miscanthus 'Gracilimus' are at their best following a long hot summer. This hardy perennial is easy to grow and needs very little maintenance. The seed heads make a unique addition to flower arrangements or can be left intact to supply ongoing winter interest in the garden. Height: 130cm (51"). Spread: 120cm (47").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted miscanthus plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99