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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

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

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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    • £1.99

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 pennisetum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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: Within 1 days
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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').

More info
    • 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 September 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 September 2015
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    • £24.99

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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    • £2.99

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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Pleioblastus plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £22.99

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

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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted pennisetum plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99