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Ornamental Grasses

All plants are grown and sold in a 100mm diameter pot
  • Andropogon scoparius 'Prairie Blue'
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    Andropogon scoparius 'Prairie Blue'

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    Quite vertical in its appearance, this shorter form (80cm) of 'Little Blue Stem' has blue grey foliage which turns to a striking autumnal purple, orange hue. Silvery pretty flower heads sit above the foliage in late Summer. 'Prairie Blues' thrives in heat and drought. Excessive nutrients and water will cause it to flop. Stunningly beautiful en masse. Approximately 80cm x 40cm.

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  • Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
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    Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
    Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'
    Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'

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    One of the world's most popular grasses. Beautiful, versatile and nearly carefree. It moves gracefully even in the lightest breeze. Strictly upright to 1.5m. We have always grown this grass and found it's popularity is increasing remarkably in the last few years.

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  • Calamagrostis brachytricha
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    Soft feathery luminous plumes are the feature of this "Diamond Grass'. It is shade tolerant but prefers full sun. Does well on a range of soils with sufficient moisture. Completely dormant in winter. 1.2m.

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  • Calamagrostis x acutifolia ‘Overdam’
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    Calamagrostis x acutifolia ‘Overdam’

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    A close relative to Calamagrostis ‘Karl Forester’, except ‘Overdam’ is valued for its variegated foliage with cream and green linear markings on each leaf. With slender foliage clump of stiff, narrow leaves up to 1m high, this selection is a little more compact than ‘Karl Forester’. Provides both textural and colour interest in the garden.

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  • Carex brunnea variegata
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    Carex brunnea variegata

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    Native to many parts of Asia, Eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. Carex brunnea variegata is an elegant upright sedge with slender olive green leaved edged in yellow. The arching foliage looks splendid when planted in feature pots. Great in part sun to semi shade in well drained moist soils. Perfect beneath trees combined with ferns and other shade lovers. Approx. 20-30cm tall. 

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  • Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
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    Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

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    A striking golden Japanese grass, 'Evergold' has narrow arching creamy-yellow leaves with thin dark green edges. It's densely tufted form and variegated foliage provides a wonderful contrast with other plants and surfaces in shady areas. Technically a sedge, this plant prefers well drained soils and will perform best in moist soil (or a little extra irrigation). Part shade to full shade. Approx. 30cm high x 30cm wide.

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  • Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'
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    Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'
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    'Pixie Fountain' is a dwarf variety of Deschampsia cespitosa. Forming an evergreen tight clump of narrow, dark green leaves with feathery panicles of silvery-purple flowers on arching stems in Summer. Excellent in shadier area in the garden. Fully frost hardy Deschampsia is able to withstand temperature down to -15ºC. The plants are tolerant of a range of moisture as long as it is not waterlogged. Perform best and flowers most in cooler climates. In warmer climates, it needs semi-shade and moist conditions otherwise flower production may be reduced. 

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  • Deschampsia cespitosa 
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    Deschampsia cespitosa 

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    An evergreen grass forming a neat tussock of narrow, dark green leaves, with feathery panicles of silvery-purple flowers on arching stems in Summer. This grass grows particularly well in shadier spots in the garden. Approx. 60 x 60cm.

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  • Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
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    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

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    Striking powdery blue foliage is the outstanding feature of this plant. Looks superb with grey or bluestone paving or walling. 30cm tall. Buff coloured plumes provide an eye catching contrast. Best grown in dryer areas with low humidity. Good drainage is essential as 'Elijah Blue' will not handle 'wet feet'. 

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  • Miscanthus nepalensis
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    Miscanthus nepalensis
    Miscanthus nepalensis
    Miscanthus nepalensis
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    A stunning Miscanthus! The golden tassle like plumes appear in late Summer and Autumn, they gracefully hang above the lush green foliage and have a sense of royalty about them. Unlike some other Miscanthus, M. nepalensis prefers fertile, well drained soils and a little extra irrigation. Grows to 1.2m high x 1.2m wide. 

     

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  • Miscanthus oligostachyus 'Eileen Quinn'
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    Miscanthus oligostachyus 'Eileen Quinn'
    Miscanthus oligostachyus 'Eileen Quinn'
    Miscanthus oligostachyus 'Eileen Quinn'

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    A dwarf Miscanthus forming an upright, arching clump and producing bronze feathery flower heads which sit well above the leaves during Summer and Autumn. Like all Miscanthus, will add movement and a graceful form in the garden, particularly when planted in drifts. Full sun. 60cm x 50cm.

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  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Capriccio'
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    Miscanthus sinensis 'Capriccio'
    Miscanthus sinensis 'Capriccio'
    Miscanthus sinensis 'Capriccio'

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    A seriously handsome ornamental grass. The upright nature of 'Capriccio' catches the eye in any landscape. Silvery plumes held high above the foliage add to the appeal of this grass. At 2 metres tall in bloom it certainly grabs attention. Thanks to Frogmore Gardens where we acquired this very cool grass. Approx. 2m high x 60cm wide. 

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