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GRASSES FOR GREAT FOLIAGE

 
Whilst the flowers of grasses are often subtle in colour, the foliage of some can be vibrant and striking.
 

Look out for:

  • Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki' (;Gold Fountains' - Green leaves with deep yellow borders)

  • Carex elata 'Aurea' (Golden yellow with green edges)

  • Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (green edges with central cream/yellow stripe)

  • Elymus magellanicus (Brilliant blue)

  • Glyceria maxima 'Variegata' (Cream/green variegation)

  • Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' (Red)

  • Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra' (lime green)

  • Miscanthus 'Purpurescens' (Red/orange in Autumn - beautiful pastels in light shade)

  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Cabaret'; 'Cosmopolitan'; 'Variegatus' (Green/cream variegation)

  • Miscanthus sinensis 'Punktchen'; 'Strictus'; 'Zebrinus' (Horizontally striped 'Zebra' grasses)

  • Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey'; 'Streamlined' (both white/green variegated often blushed pink - gd in pots)

  • Uncinia rubra (Burgundy)

 
FINDING THE RIGHT GRASS TO SUIT YOUR GARDEN

Use the links below for ideas of grasses suitable for particular conditions or requirements.

 
Dry Soil Gravel Gardens Grasses for Flowers Naturalistic Planting
Clay Soil Shaded Areas Great Foliage Small and Cute
Pond Edges Containers Specimens Tactile and Sensuous
 

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