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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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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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.29

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

Cat Grass 'Tabby Cat'

Hordeum vulgare 'Variegata', Barley

Treat your cat to his own supply of fresh, clean grass all year round. Our Cat Grass is a variety of Barley, Hordeum vulgare ‘Variegata’, which provides vitamins and fibre in your cat's diet and keeps them from chewing on your prized houseplants. This quick growing perennial grass reaches 15cm (6”) in just 6 weeks – perfect for the impatient feline! Grow it in small batches for a constant supply. If you have a few seed to spare, Hordeum also makes an attractive ornamental grass for the perennial border. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 40cm (16”). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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").

More info
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

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 plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £16.99

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' (Large Plant)

Cortaderia argentea, Pampas Grass, Tussock Grass

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 plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

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 plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £24.99

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').
More info
    • 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

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 (24Ó).

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

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 June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £22.99