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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.



We have found 20 products.
 

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: By end of July 2015
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    • £0.99

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Save £12.98  
    • £29.97 £16.99

Avena sativa

Cat Grass, Oats

 Customer Rating

Sometimes our feline pets require grass as an addition to their diet and/or digestion. Sown like indoor cress, and growing almost as quickly, this will provide the greens they need.

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    • 1 packet (50 avena sativa grams)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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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: By end of January 2016
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    • £0.69

Hordeum jubatum

Foxtail Barley, Squirrel Tail Grass

Splendid grass variety which was the talk of both our Open Weekend and our Press Day, so in response to popular demand, we have now added it to our catalogue! Ornamental Grass Hordeum jubatum produces bushy clumps of green, sword-like foliage are quickly topped by silvery-pink, feathery plumes which 'glisten' as they wave in a breeze. Superb as a feature plant in a container or added to borders.
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    • 1 packet (100 hordeum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.29

Leymus arenarius

Blue Grass, European Dune Grass, Sea Lyme Grass, Elymus arenarius

A gorgeous perennial grass with attractive, dense clump forming, glaucus blue, broad, spiky foliage. Looks stunning in borders, as well as making a spectacular container plant for a sunny patio. In the second year tall, blue changing to buff, flower spikes appear. Height 60cm (24in) with a 150cm (60in) flower spike. More info
    • 1 packet (20 leymus seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £3.29

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: By end of August 2015
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    • £3.99

Grass Hare's Tail

Lagurus ovatus, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Bunny Tail Grass

 Customer Rating

Soft, fur-like, silky heads with grace and beauty.

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    • 1 packet (150 grass seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.29

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 August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted umbrella bamboo plant

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

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

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £22.99