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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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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

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.69

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 April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

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").

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    • 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 April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 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 plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

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 April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted calamagrostis plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Large Plant)

Carex morrowii 'Evergold', Sedge

A sun-loving ornamental grass with evergreen, slender leaves, etched in green and gold. Carex ‘Evergold’ can also be planted into shade, where it will brighten up a dark corner.

Carex ‘Evergold’ is excellent for rock gardens, border edging, patio pots or for planting in gravel. Height and Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted carex plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Carex morrowii 'Variegata' (Large Plant)

Sedge

Ornamental grass are useful for sunny borders or shady corners, where the shiny leaves can easily brighten up a dark corner.

Evergreen Carex ‘Variegata’ can be used in rock gardens, as border edging or in mixed patio pots, it particularly looks good with Pansies and Violas. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted carex plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted carex plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

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 April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

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 plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 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 April 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 April 2015
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    • £24.99