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Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass)
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass): Arching, plump spikes of silvery purplish flowerheads turning golden brown in winter.
Calamagrostis emodensis
Calamagrostis emodensis: Stunning grass with fluffy arching flowerheads mid-summer with pinkish tones maturing to gold then creamy white by autumn. Full sun, well drained soil. Ht 60-120cm Sp 30-60cm [Collect Only]
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather-reed grass 'Overdam')
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' (Feather-reed grass 'Overdam'): Deciduous grass with upright clumps of narrow cream-striped leaves with stems of purplish flowers, which fade to blond through winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (Sedge 'Silver Sceptre')
Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (Sedge 'Silver Sceptre'): Evergreen clump-forming grass with green strappy leaves striped with white. Ideal for border edging and pots. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted hair grass)
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted hair grass): Summer flowering grass with airy silvery purple flower heads which keep their structure long into winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier' (Tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier')
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldschleier' (Tufted hair grass 'Goldschleier'): Summer flowering grass. Airy golden flower heads keep their structure long into winter. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' (Tufted hair grass 'Goldtau')
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' (Tufted hair grass 'Goldtau'): Early flowering grass, in flower by mid-July. Airy flower plumes which shimmer if catch the light. Shorter than many varieties.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland': Summer flowering grass with dark green leaves and airy silvery purple flower heads, keep their structure long into winter. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Festuca amethystina
Festuca amethystina: Evergreen grass with elegant, dusky purple arching flower stalks very early in season, for a grass.
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue')
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue fescue 'Elijah Blue'): Forms an evergreen mound of fine, blue-green grass with sprays of blond flowers in mid-summer. Height to 30cm. Hardy.
Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea'
Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea': Deciduous grass with green strappy leaves and large feathery purple flowers. Good for drying and as a cut flower. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo': Clumps of narrow arching leaves and tall stems of dark pink plume-like flowers in summer. Fading to silvery grey in winter. Hardy. Up to 1.8m. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder': Reliable flowering grass with tall, upright silvery flowers in late summer. Arching dark green foliage. Height to 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Undine': Clumps of narrow arching leaves and tall stems of plume-like flowers in summer. Fading to an oaty yellow colour in the winter. Hardy. Up to 2m. [Collect Only]
Miscanthus transmorissonensis
Miscanthus transmorissonensis: Tall elegant, evergreen grass with arching stems of silvery grey flower heads. Flowers held well above the foliage. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut')
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut'): Elegant flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Makes an upright, vase shape. To 1.2m. Hardy
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen')
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen'): Very handsome grass, much beloved by modern garden designers. Makes an upright, vase shape of burnished gold in autumn.
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent')
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent'): Deciduous grass with long feathery purple flower spikes. Likes moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass 'Heavy Metal')
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switch grass 'Heavy Metal'): Deciduous clump-forming grass with strappy blue-green leaves which turn a to purple/red, with clouds of airy flowers flushed purple. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch grass 'Northwind')
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch grass 'Northwind'): Deciduous clump-forming grass, strappy green leaves which turn a yellow/ orange in autumn, airy panicles of flowers flushed pink. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switch grass 'Shenandoah')
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' (Switch grass 'Shenandoah'): Deciduous clump-forming grass with strappy green leaves turning purple/red in autumn, airy panicles of flowers flushed purple. Hardy. Up to 1.1m.
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' (Switch grass 'Squaw')
Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' (Switch grass 'Squaw'): Deciduous grass with strappy green leaves which turn a purple red in autumn, with airy panicles of flowers flushed pink. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain grass 'Hameln')
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain grass 'Hameln'): A deciduous clump-forming grass with spectacular feathery flowers tinged purple. Full sun. May need some protection in cold areas. Up to 1m.
Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed)
Sporobolus heterolepsis (prairie dropseed): Fine deciduous grass with green foliage in summer turning golden. Graceful flower heads in late summer. Needs sunny spot in well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Stipa calamagrostis (Pheasant grass)
Stipa calamagrostis (Pheasant grass): Deciduous grass with narrow arching leaves and attractive feather-like flowers in summer. Can cope with dry soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Stipa capillata (Feather grass)
Stipa capillata (Feather grass): A really beautiful grass with open, feathery flowerheads in mid to late summer.
Stipa gigantea (Golden oats)
Stipa gigantea (Golden oats): Evergreen grass with tall stems and panicles of oat-like purple-green flowers which ripen to gold. Up to 2m.