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Luzula nivea (snowy woodrush)

Genus: Luzula.

Species: Luzula nivea.

Position: partial to full shade (although other sites say full sun?)
Soil: poor to moderately-fertile,humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing
Flowering period: June to July
Hardiness: fully hardy

A slow-spreading, evergreen perennial that forms loose clumps of rough, deep green leaves. In early and midsummer sprays of pure white, tuft-like flowers appear that last for several weeks and these can be dried for flower arrangements. This is a pretty and useful ornamental grass that eventually makes a good groundcover in shadier areas of the garden. It will also thrive in a sunny spot if the soil is reliably moist.

Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies between April and June. Remove tatty foliage in autumn.

Eventual Height: 0.6m
Eventual Spread: 0.45m

Photos of this plant

  • P1040430
  • P1100524