Grasses

Plants are not available to order online. Plants can be bought at the nursery any time or they can be delivered by mail order between Sept and March.

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Calamagrostis brachytricha
DIAMOND FEATHER GRASS

Many-faceted seedheads catch the dew (or frost) Aug-Jan. Hardy, likes sun clump-forming 40″

Chionochloa rubraShimmering ever-bronze fountain. Catches the light. My favourite year round grass 3ft x 3ft glittering mound, needs room to move
Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens
BLACK LILY TURF

Short shiny black grass-like leaves, black berries. Some will be green compact plants. Hardy perennial. 6″

Oryzopsis miliaceaPlain grass below, but finest airy seedheads beautiful all winter. Hardy, likes sun self sows. 40″
Panicum virgatum ex ‘Heiliger Hain’Purple flushed leaves become deeper purple in autumn. Airy plumes of tiny dark seeds. Not necessarily true to name, but nice. 36″
Panicum virgatum ex ‘Shenandoah’ Red flushed leaves become deeper purple-red in autumn. Airy plumes of tiny dark seeds. Not necessarily true to name, but nice. 36″
Stipa arundinacea Stipa arundinacea
PHEASANT GRASS

Evergreen grass, shades of bronze and red all year but especially in winter. Sun & drainage. Self sows, 36″

Stipa barbata!Most beautiful of grasses when in flower, 2ft long slender feathery silver pennants float on the breeze. Needs sun and drainage 36″. Almost never available.
Stipa tenuissima Stipa tenuissima
FEATHER GRASS

Graceful trembling silky soft grass with blond feathery seedheads which last all winter, hardy. Likes sun & drainage, self sows, 15″

Stipa tenuissima ‘Wind Whispers’Long silvery flowerheads flow horizontally above silky soft green grass, shimmering in the breeze. Hardy, likes sun & drainage 36″
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