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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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Oryza sativa 'Black Madras'

Rice

An easy-to-grow black grass which will bring a touch of Asia to your garden with its green-purple ornamental foliage. Oryza sativa Black Madras is stunning in borders or containers using a moisture-retaining soil. Looks fabulous all summer. More info
    • 1 packet (40 oryza seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 pennisetum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £12.98  
    • £29.97 £16.99

Panicum virgatum

Switch Grass

A clump-forming grass for borders. The dazzling, upright, steely blue swards are particularly striking against hot shades of orange. The foliage changes to soft yellow in autumn, often appearing alongside purple-green flower spikelets. More info
    • 1 packet (25 panicum virgatum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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)

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    • £0.99

Sorghum nigrum

Millet, Black Millet

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This hardy annual grass is ideal for adding majestic height and structure to your borders. The large green-gold to bronze flower heads of Sorghum nigrum rise above the foliage in a spectacular summer display. This striking millet is excellent for drying to make a striking everlasting flower. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (25 sorghum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.69

Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

Feathertop Grass

One of the easiest and most visually stunning grasses to grow. Brilliant white, rabbit-tail spikes are produced in abundance from bushy, clump-forming deciduous plants. Eye-catching and early to flower in borders or large containers. Quick to flower, often used as a Annual. Height 45-50cm (18-20in) Cut back old foliage in spring as new growth appears in the centres of plants. More info
    • 1 packet (30 pennisetum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' F1 Hybrid

Ornamental Millet, Pearl Millet

This attractive Ornamental Millet makes the perfect planting partner to vibrant summer annuals, adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a perfect backdrop to your display. Purple Majesty also adds a touch of the tropics to containers on a sunny patio.Young plants are first green, with the stems and mid-rib of foliage turning purple after 8 weeks. Leaves turn dark purple when planted outside in full sun.
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    • 1 packet (10 pennisetum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.99

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

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

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