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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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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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.29

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

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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 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

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

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').
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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

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

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' (Large Plant)

Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' is an attractive sedge with arching variegated foliage that really catches the eye. In late spring, it is decorated with small, white flower spikes. This hardy perennial grass has a dense, clump forming habit that makes it well suited to the front of borders, rockeries or patio containers. An easy evergreen grass that is virtually maintenance free. Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' thrives in any rich, fertile soil and will happily grow in a light shade. Height: 40cm (14"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99