Often overlooked, but such a useful addition to the garden, Ornamental Grasses are wonderful for landscaping. They come in a such a range, from low mounding varieties to hardy tall growing varieties such as Miscanthus Sinensis and are readily available for sale from specialist nurseries.
Ornamental grasses range in colour from light green right through to dark chocolate browns, and include evergreen and deciduous types.
Low growing species such as Hakonechola Marcra 'Aurea' (Japanese Temple Grass) are well suited to shade and look great in the garden border planted between other foliage plants, flowers or bulbs.
Pennisetum species and cultivars such as 'Jade Princess', and the moisture loving alopecuroides also have their place in the landscape along with the brilliant red Pennisetum setacum 'Fireworks'. Of course we also have 'Mondo Grass' and many other grasses with ornamental characteristics.
And yes many ornamental grasses male great container plants.
In general grasses are easy care, many can be left untouched, other given a good clean up and cut back in late winter.
Grasses do need fertilizer, and many will need to be divided and replanted to promote vigor, buy usually only every 5 years or so.
Ornamental Grasses are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries
GRASSLANDS NURSERY - Phone: 01565 722836, Fax: 01565 723954
Free Green Lane, Peover Superior, Knustford, Cheshire, WA16 9QY
Bamboos, climbers, conifers, ferns, grasses, hedging, palms, perennials, shrubs, trees, topiary shapes and much more. The best quality, masses of choice at unbeatable prices. Nationwide delivery available. Retail and trade welcome
PENLAN PER ENNIALS - Tel/Fax 01239 842260
Wern Rhos Newchapel Boncath SA37 0EN
Retail, Mail Order Specialists. Peat Free, Organic, Aquatic, Marginal and Bog Plants, Waterlilies, Hardy Geraniums, Ferns, Grasses, Shade & Woodland Perennials.
SPECIAL PLANTS Tel: 01225 891686
Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham, Wilts SN14 8LA
Specialties?: hardy Geraniums, Grasses, hardy Impatiens, conservatory plants, tender Impatiens, Salvias, Pelargoniums, Seeds, Gardening gloves, new introductions from around the world
THE PLANTSMAN'S PREFERENCE- Phone +44 (0) 7799 855559
Church Road, South Lopham, near Diss Norfolk
National Plant Collection¨∆ of Molinia hardy geranium, ornamental grasses, carex, festuca, elymus, molinia, miscanthus, panicum, pennisetum, stipa, woodland plants, shade plant, iris, achillea, polygonatum, asarum, anemone,? disporum, disporopsis, cardamine, vinca, salvia, ophiopogon,? epimedium, rushes, sedges, liriope.
HARPTREE NURSERY - TEL: 01761 221370: FAX: 01761 221989
Bristol Rd West Harptree Somerset B S40 6HG
Family nursery supplying hardy herbaceous stock, grasses and shrubs, plant sourcing service, garden design service, and organizers of the Rare Plants Fairs around the UK
WOOD COTTAGE NURSERY
Maidstone Road Nettlestead Green Kent ME18 5HJ
Hardy perennials, shrubs, clematis, trees, alpines, nursery, kent, maidstone.
GRASSES MESKER NURSERY
Ornamental Grasses Specialist Nursery.
We are breeding, collecting and designing with Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo.
International link page to ornamental grasses and bamboo specialists
FORDMOUTH CROFT ORNAMENTAL GRASS NURSERY
Fordmouth Croft Meikle Wartle Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 5BE
Mail order supplier of Ornamental Grasses.Includes Bout eloua, Calamagotris, Cortaderia, Cyperus, Carex, Elymus, Eragrostis, Festuca, Miscanthus, Poa, Pennistemum, Saccharum, Scirpus & others.
THE ALPINE AND GRASS NURSERY Tel: 01775 640935
Northgate, Pinchbeck Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 3TB
Mail order and wholesale growers of alpines/rockery plants and ornamental grasses. Full catalogue online. Specialist large range.
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