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    Stanton, Morpeth
    Northumberland

    NE65 8PR
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    Wednesday & Saturday
    Mid April-End August

    1.30pm to 5pm

Grasses-Rushes: nursery plants online

Grasses and Rushes are in fashion, what a shame! How I would hate to be a follower of fashion. Graminifolius plants are for us, a vital ingredient in the art of composing the garden landscape. There are over 10,000 species of grass alone giving species for every location, whether it is for architectural accents, filling or drifting. Living in a landscape dominated by grasses why should we grow them in the garden?

Generally they are trouble free and our climate is suited to them and they assimilate the garden into the pastoral landscape, requiring only an annual demonstration of your coiffeur skills combing out the dead foliage and knots.

Grasses-Rushes ALOPECURUS pratensis

ALOPECURUS

pratensis Aureovariegatus

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Golden variegated Meadow Foxtail, stripped yellow foliage in low tussocks, with slender stems topped with fox brush flower heads for sun or partial shade and tolerant of dry soil
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Grasses-Rushes ARRHENATHERUM elatius subsp. bulbosum

ARRHENATHERUM

elatius subsp. bulbosum Variegatum

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Striped bulbous oat grass, tall narrow foliage edged brilliant white, growing up to 18ins with bulbous stem bases, for fertile soil in full sun
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Grasses-Rushes CAREX muskinguriensis

CAREX

muskinguriensis Oehme

This is a , part of the CYPERACEAE family. Variegated Palm Sedge, the foliage is whorled around the stem held 24ins aloft, for full sun in moist fertile soil growing to 18ins
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Grasses-Rushes CHIONOCHLOA conspicua

CHIONOCHLOA

conspicua

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Broad evergreen foliage forms a dense and large tussock, with large oaty flower heads from mid summer onwards, for light moist soil in full sun • Plant height: 5FT
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Grasses-Rushes HOLCUS mollis

HOLCUS

mollis Albo-variegatus

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Variegated Wicken grass, foliage margined white that catches the dew giving a softness to its appearance. However a robust and spreading plant growing to about 8inches when flowering, but best clipped over to keep it fresh, tolerant of dry soil, in sun or partial shade
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Grasses-Rushes LEYMUS arenarius

LEYMUS

arenarius

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Lyme grass, native of sand dunes, therefore tolerant of poverty, which helps retain its steel blue foliage colour, wheat like seed heads are held at 4ft as Autumn turns to winter the foliage ripens to a golden straw colour, for full sun
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Grasses-Rushes LUZULA nivea

LUZULA

nivea

This is a , part of the JUNCACEAE family. Tussock of evergreen foliage edged white with sprays of white flower heads in early summer • Plant height: 18ins
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Grasses-Rushes LUZULA sylvatica

LUZULA

sylvatica Marginata

This is a , part of the JUNCACEAE family. Broad green foliage pencil edged white, forming an effective evergreen ground cover, tolerant of dry shade, and growing at most to 16ins.
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Grasses-Rushes MELICA altissima

MELICA

altissima Atropurpurea

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Melick, purple flower heads in mid summer followed by metallic purple seeds, for light soil in sun or part shade • Plant height: 18ins
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Grasses-Rushes PHALARIS arundinacea var. picta

PHALARIS

arundinacea var. picta Feesey

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. A dense mat of foliage white variegated with a pink flush emerges in late winter growing to reach 4ft in height, by mid summer. Can be cut hard back in early summer to rejuvenate the foliage for the end of the season. Growing in sun or partial shade, and tolerant of dry soil
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Grasses-Rushes STIPA gigantea AGM

STIPA

gigantea AGM

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Truly one of the most dramatic grasses, from a 18 inch basal tussock of fine leaves emerge open 6ft stems with rich straw yellow oat influences, the drier the weather the better the plant looks, remaining a feature until the spring tidy up. For dry soil in full sun
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Grasses-Rushes ACORUS grammineus

ACORUS

grammineus Hakuko nishiki

This is a , part of the ARACEAE family. Tufts of glossy golden evergreen foliage, growing no more than 6ins, for full sun or part shade in humus rich soil
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Grasses-Rushes ACORUS grammineus

ACORUS

grammineus Variegatus

This is a , part of the ARACEAE family. Evergreen white and green foliage, for moist wet soil • Plant height: 8ins
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Grasses-Rushes ANEMANTHELE Lessoniana AGM

ANEMANTHELE

Lessoniana AGM

This is a , part of the POACEAE family. Previously known as Stipa arundinacea, now reclassified as Anemanthele, A fountain of fine green foliage streaked orange and brown, remaining evergreen with shelter, fine ethereal inflorences in late summer. Growing best in fertile soil in sun or partial shade
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Grasses-Rushes CAREX comans

CAREX

comans Frosted Curls

This is a , part of the CYPERACEAE family. Fine pale green grey foliage forms a mop 20ins in diameter, up to 8ins high, for well-drained but moist soil in full sun
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