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By Alextb

London, England Eng

Does anyone know of any good or nice ornamental grasses?

I don't want any of the large grasses. Nothing more than 1 or 2 feet high.

Thanks in advance.



Hakonechloa - there's a plain green one, but I prefer the variegated yellow and green one, looks not unlike a short bamboo, but with floppier stems.

2 May, 2010


Festuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a nice "blue" one for contrast, Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (Japanese Blood Grass) is another popular one with red tipped leaves, Carex buchananii (Leather-Leaf Sedge) has bronze leaves, Milium effusum 'Aureum' is yellow.

3 May, 2010


Have a look at 'Worlds End Garden Nursery' site.
This nursery stocks a vast range of grasses of all shapes and sizes, it'll give you some ideas.
I buy from them and they're a company i'd recommend.

3 May, 2010


Or Knoll Gardens - they win gold medals at Chelsea and they specialise in grasses.

Have you looked at the GOYpedia pages under 'G' for grasses?

3 May, 2010


Thanks I will look

3 May, 2010

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