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Click for photo GENUS Species / CULTIVAR Height/ spread (cm) DESCRIPTION
Awaiting photo Panicum virgatum 'Hanse Hermes' 90 x 75 Discontinued.
Awaiting photo Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' 90 x 90 Stunning column of metallic blue foliage. Good structure for winter. Cut down in Spring.
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah photo and description Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' 120 x 90 The best panicum for dark burgundy-red colour. A good grass for red wine lovers! Originates from a seedling of 'Hanse Hermes'.
Panicum virgatum Squaw photo and description Panicum virgatum 'Squaw' 150 x 120 Red/purple tones in autumn. Strong pink tones in its cloud of flowers.
Pennisetum alopecuroides Hameln photo and description Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' ('Hamelin', 'Hamlyn') 100 x 60 Pink tinged, creamy white foxtail-flowers from late July. Great in groups. Moderately drought tolerant, especially if in light shade. Best in sunny position.
Pennisetum alopecuroides Little Bunny photo and description Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' 30 x 45 A lovely miniature version of 'Hameln' with many mini foxtails. Flowers August onwards. Moderately drought tolerant.
Pennisetum Moudry Black Fountain Grass photo and description Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' 60 x 100 Black Fountain Grass. Long arching dark purple-black flower spikes.
Pennisetum glaucum Purple Baron photo and description Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Baron' 90 x 100 Cousin to Purple Majesty. An improved form bearing more flower spikes. Turns a darker purple in full sun. A very impressive annual with very large, vertical, purple flower spikes. A tropical effect.
Awaiting photo Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails' 140 x 90 Pink tinged, arching flower spikes, ageing white. Good in groups or as specimen. Clump former.
Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum Red Fountain Grass photo and description Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' ('Purpureum') 150 x 100 Red fountain grass. Leaves and flowers rich red-burgundy. Good in pots. Protect in winter.
Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum Dwarf photo and description Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum Dwarf' ('Rubrum Compactum') 45 x 60 'Eaton Canyon'. Shorter form of Red Fountain Grass, making it ideal for mixed containers to display its wonderful red plumes.
Pennisetum thunbergii Red Buttons photo and description Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons'  90 x 75 Red Bunny Tails. An early flowering fountain grass, strongly tinted burgundy and bearing very cute, red foxtail blooms throughout summer.
Pennisetum villosum photo and description Pennisetum villosum 60 x 100 Feathertop grass. Native to mountains in NE Africa. Almost pure white flowers like hairy caterpillars. May need protection in winter. Good in pots.
Phalaris arundinacea Feesey Strawberries and Cream photo and description Phalaris arundincea 'Feesey' ('Woodside') 100 x indef 'Strawberries and cream'. Green leaves with white central stripe, flushed pink spring and autumn. Striking but invasive. Good in pots.
Phalaris arundinacea Luteopicta photo and description Phalaris arundinacea 'Luteopicta' ('Luteo -variegata') 100 x indef Discontinued.
Phalaris arundinacea Streamlined photo and description Phalaris arundinacea 'Streamlined' 100 x indef Discontinued.
Awaiting photo Phormium cookianum 'Purpureum' up to 150 x 200 An attractive phormium for the smaller garden with gracefully arching purple leaves. More drought tolerant than tenax sp.
Phormium tenax photo and description Phormium tenax up to 300 x 300 The flax for a dramatic focal point. Green leaves, stiff and erect. Majestic.
Awaiting photo Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' up to 200 x 250 Rich red-purple, sword-like leaves. Ideal for border as thinner at base and easily combines with shrubs and grasses.
Poa colensoi photo and description Poa colensoi 30 x 60 Blue tussock. New Zealand native. Dense glaucus-blue foliage, maintains colour in winter.
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Albescens photo and description Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani 'Albescens' ('Pictus') 150 x indef Candy rush. Almost white, erect, cylindrical leaves narrowly striped green. Ponds.
Awaiting photo Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani 'Zebrinus' 150 x indef Zebra rush. Erect cylindrical leaves, with horizontal yellow bands. Boggy soil or ponds.
Awaiting photo Sesleria caerulea 15 x 30 Matt blue leaves one side, shiny green on reverse. Part shade in moist soil.
Stipa arundinacea Pheasant Tail photo and description Stipa arundinacea (Anemanthele lessoniana) 75 x 60 New Zealand's Pheasant's Tail Grass due to the lovely orange/red/bronze foliage in autumn. Good accent plant or in groups.
Stipa arundinacea Golden Hue photo and description Stipa arundinacea 'Golden Hue' (Anemanthele lessoniana 'Golden Hue') 75 x 60 Autumn leaves flushed deep yellow. Likes moist soil in sun.
Awaiting photo Stipa capillata 120 x 60 Misty flower plumes to 50cm long. Wonderful grass for a shimmering effect.
Awaiting photo Stipa gigantea AGM 250 x 180 Giant feather grass. Displays open, arching panicles held very high above foliage. Prefers dry conditions in winter.
Awaiting photo Stipa lessingiana 75 x 60 Similar texture and seedheads to stipa tenuissima, but larger in form. Drought resisting, wildlife attractive and great in the wind.
Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails photo and description Stipa tenuissima (Nasella tenuissima) 60 x 45 Mexican feather grass. The Wind dancer.  Attractive fine clump, great in breeze. Birds love its flowers for nest building. Prefers well drained soil in sun.
Uncinia rubra photo and description Uncinia rubra ('Firedance') 30 x 90 Red hook sedge. Clump of narrow, deep red leaves. Prefers damp soil.
 

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