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Click for photo GENUS Species / CULTIVAR Height/ spread (cm) DESCRIPTION
Awaiting photo Lagurus ovatus 'Bunny Tails' 45 x 30 Very popular annual. Bears numerous very cute white flower plumes like bunnies' tails.
Awaiting photo Libertia peregrinans 40 x 40 Medium green, grass-like, vertical leaves with striking orange centre. White flowers are an added bonus.
Luzula nivea snowy woodrush photo and description Luzula nivea ('Lucius') 60 x 30 Snowy woodrush. Showiest of the wood rushes with clusters of white flowers held high above foliage. Moist soil.
Luzula sylvatica Hohe Tatra photo and description Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra' ('Aurea', 'Tatra Gold') 60 x 100 From the Tatra mountains between Poland and Slovakia. Lime green wide leaves especially in shade. Moist soil, but drought tolerant.
Luzula sylvatica Marginata Variegata photo and description Luzula sylvatica 'Variegatus' ('Marginata') 45 x 100 Discontinued.
Awaiting photo Melica altissima 'Atropurpurea' ('Purpurea', 'Rubra') 250 x 300 'Red Spire'. Long, deep mauve-purple flower spikes held high above foliage.
Awaiting photo Melica nutans 60 x 30 Appreciated for its nodding pearl-like spikelets. Part shade.
Awaiting photo Millium effusum 'Aureum' AGM 45 x 60 Bowles Golden Grass. One of the brightest yellow grasses. Prefers moist soil in part shade.
Miscanthus nepalensis Nepal photo and description Miscanthus nepalensis 150 x 40 A beautiful grass from Nepal, bearing flower plumes that shimmer old gold. Needs sheltered spot in winter. Hayley's favourite.
Miscanthus sinensis China photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'China' 150 x 120 Broad leaves with white midribs, flushed red after hot summer. Large orange/bronze plumes.
Miscanthus sinensis Ferne Osten Far East photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferne Osten' 150 x 100 'Far East'. Shining, fluffy deep purple-red/brown flower spikes, ageing silver.
Miscanthus sinensis Flamingo photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo' 150 x 120 Lovely in flower with large pink/wine red open inflorescences. Good planted in groups and obviously next to ponds!
Miscanthus sinensis Giganteus sacchariflorus floridulus photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Giganteus' 300 x 120 Fantastic specimen grass. A clump former to 3m, with 3cm wide leaves. Flowers with us every year, with plumes of many silky fingers to 20cm long. Often plants labelled Miscanthus floridulus are 'Giganteus'
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' 200 x 90 Maiden Grass. Perhaps the oldest cultivar from c.1878. Very narrow leaves and copper-red flower spikes in autumn. Graceful.
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella' 180 x 120 Narrow leaves with large rose-purple nodding plumes, ageing silver.
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Hermann Müssel' 200 x 120 Leaves up to 2cm wide with prominent white midribs. Open plumes light red-brown, late summer with pendulous ginger coloured anthers.
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Malepartus' 180 x 120 Large heads of erect red-purple flower plumes. Suggested in RHS Grasses (Roger Grounds) as the standard by which to judge all others.
Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light RHS AGM photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' 150 x 120 Slender light green leaves edged white. Great in pots. Red/bronze flowers.
Miscanthus sinensis Puenktchen Little Dots photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Puenktchen' 150 x 90 'Little dots'. Like a dwarf Zebra grass. Horizontal white bands on leaves stiffly held.
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber' 150 x 120 'Silver-red'. Many large airy chestnut-red flower plumes ageing silver.
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' 180 x 75 Very erect form of Zebra Grass with white horizontal bands.
Awaiting photo Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' 210 x 90

One of the oldest cultivars. Provides the strongest white landscape effect of all the miscanthus. Superb in containers.

Miscanthus sinensis Yakushima Dwarf photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf' 100 x 100 Dwarf miscanthus with burgundy-red flower plumes.
Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus Zebra Grass Tiger Grass photo and description Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' 240 x 120 Zebra Grass with white/yellow horizontal bands. Gracefully arching. Fantastic backlit by the sun.
Molinia caerulea Heather Bride Heidebraut photo and description Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' 150 x 120 Heather Bride. Green leaved and upright grass native to moist places. Attractive in flower.
Molinia caerulea Variegata AGM photo and description Molinia caerulea 'Variegata' 100 x 60 Attractive green and yellow variegated leaves, age whiter. Airy green flower plumes, tinged dark purple.
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens Black Grass photo and description Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' AGM 20 x indef Black grass-like plant. Popular for its unusual effect with bright contrasting plants, such as snowdrops and erigeron.
 

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