Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

14th September 2021

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Many ornamental grasses come into their own at this time of year with their beautiful foliage, long lasting flower and seed heads which add  structure, texture and movement to your garden in the autumn.

Graceful clumps of grasses that sway gently in the breeze truly catch your eye in the garden and can enhance your planting scheme. Some grasses are evergreen and will give year-round interest, others are deciduous and will need to be cut right back in spring before the new growth appears.

Available in many different varieties, ornamental grasses can be planted directly into your garden borders, but they will look equally stunning in a pot.

Some of the many varieties we have in store now include

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Red Chief’ A clump forming deciduous grass with narrow arching leaves fading to yellow in autumn, often with red tips, then becoming light brown in winter. In summer it has beautiful feathery plumes of deep red which fade to silver.

Cortaderia selloana ‘Tiny Pampa’ Everyone loves pampas grass and this dwarf compact variety is perfect for the smaller garden or in a pot on your patio! Glorious silver plumes in late summer that will add glamour, texture and movement in your garden.

Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ A beautiful, semi compact, grass with the prettiest, delicate, bottle-brush like flowers on long arching stems from July right through to winter. Bright green foliage turning bright yellow in winter.

Carex ‘Prairie Fire’ An extraordinary, eye-catching, stunning evergreen grass with vivid green leaves tipped with bright orange with brown flower spikes in the summer (foliage turns a darker orange in autumn). A great addition to every garden providing year-round interest.

For further information please call St John's Barnstaple on 01271 343884 or St John's Ashford on 01271 320525.

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