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    Name
    Flowering Period
    Height
    Spread
    Pot Size
    Position
    Soil Moisture
    Flower Colour
  • Tolerates any soil, sun or partial shade. Later flowering with pinkish grey spikelets. Mixes well with bright daises such as Helenium Zimbelstern.

    CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha 
    Sep-Dec
    120
    90
    2lt

     

  • Feather Reed Grass. Early into growth and with interest well into the winter. Good amongst tall perennials like Sanguisorbas and Heleniums.

    CALAMAGROSTIS x acutifolia Karl Foerster
    Jun-Oct
    180
    100
    2lt

     

  • Striped Feather Reed Grass. After the initial pink flush the foliage is striped white. A fine choice to complement white flowers.

    CALAMAGROSTIS x acutifolia Overdam
    Jun-Sep
    90
    100
    2lt

     

  • Neat mop head form with a twist to the ends of its brown evergreen leaves. Relishes sunny dry conditions and looks wonderful with Sedums.

    CAREX comans Bronze Form
    May-Aug
    40
    75
    2lt

     

  • Bowles Golden Sedge. Smart bright yellow foliage and pendulous seed heads. An exciting foliage, contrast with ferns such as Osmunda or Onoclea.

    CAREX elata Aurea 
    Apr-May
    90
    90
    2lt

     

  • Evergreen sedge with long tapering leaves edged in creamy white. Excellent for brightening up dark corners. Lovely in spring with Primulas.

    CAREX Ice Dance
    Jun-Aug
    45
    45
    2lt

     

  • Evergreen with strong yellow variegation. Very good for edging and in containers. Also effective when planted en masse.

    CAREX oshimensis Evergold 
    Apr-Jun
    20
    60
    2lt

     

  • Narrow, strong blue leaves. Probably the bluest variety. Complements blue flowers such as Salvia Mainacht or silver foliage such as Stachys.

    FESTUCA glauca Elijah Blue
    May-Jun
    30
    45
    2lt

     

  • Slow growing but worth the wait. Leaves yellow with a hint of white. Pairs well with blue Hostas such as Big Daddy.

    HAKONECHLOA macra Albovariegata (Albostriata)
    Aug-Sep
    50
    90
    2lt

     

  • Blue oat grass. Erect silvery blue evergreen leaves with tall arching spikes of flowers in summer. Lovely grown in gravel and planted with other drought tolerant plants like Agastache.

    HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens 
    May-Jul
    140
    60
    2lt

     

  • Rich red leaves turning to dark burgundy. A good contrast for blue grasses and also excellent on its own as a container specimen.

    IMPERATA cylindrica Rubra

     

    45
    60
    3lt

     

  • Long narrow leaves with strong white veins, forming dense mushroom shaped mounds. Doesn't always flower in our climate but is still very popular for its foliage effect.

    MISCANTHUS sinensis Gracillimus
    Oct-Nov
    180
    150
    2lt

     

  • A small plant with narrow leaves and large silver pink flower plumes. Useful where a compact variety is required. Try with Heleniums.

    MISCANTHUS sinensis Kleine Silberspinne (Little Silver Spider)
    Sep-Nov
    160
    90
    2lt

     

  • Quick to establish with good habit and fine autumn colour. Try with Eupatorium Atropurpureum or Persicaria Taurus

    MISCANTHUS sinensis Malepartus
    Aug-Oct
    200
    120
    5lt

     

  • Classy and elegant with narrow creamy margined leaves. Good on dry soils, in containers and with white Anemones.

    MISCANTHUS sinensis Morning Light 
    Sep-Nov
    150
    120
    2lt

     

  • Classy and elegant with narrow creamy margined leaves. Good on dry soils, in containers and with white Anemones.

    MISCANTHUS sinensis Morning Light 
    Sep-Nov
    150
    120
    5lt

     

  • Densely clumping, with creamy white 'zebra' stripes to the leaves. An improvement on Zebrinus as it is more upright and stronger growing.

    MISCANTHUS sinensis Strictus 
    Sep-Nov
    180
    75
    5lt

     

  • Smaller and tighter in habit than M. Transparent, stems are thinner with smaller yellow spikelets. Try with a Sanguisorba such as obtusa.

    MOLINIA caerulea Heidebraut (Heatherbride)
    Jul-Oct
    120
    120
    2lt

     

  • Its airy open habit with delicate dark purple flower panicles allows views through to the plants behind.

    MOLINIA caerulea Transparent
    Aug-Oct
    150
    120
    2lt

     

  • Striped green/yellow leaves with purple flowers. Very useful for front of the border colour.

    MOLINIA caerulea Variegata 
    Aug-Oct
    60
    60
    2lt

     

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