'Grasses' available from Avondale Nursery

Plant Catalogue

Grasses

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AMPELODESMOS mauritanica

AMPELODESMOS mauritanica

Forms a dense clump of grey-green foliage, with purple-flushed green flowers on tall arching stems, from late spring to midsummer. Early-flowering and long-lasting. Sun.

2.00m £5.00

ANEMANTHELE lessoniana

Syn. Stipa arundinacea. Arching evergreen leaves turn orange-brown in late summer. Drooping flowerheads hold clouds of tiny flowers. Sun or part shade.

60cm £5.00

ANEMANTHELE lessoniana
ARUNDO donax

ARUNDO donax

Giant reed, growing up to 10ft high! Grey-green leaves. Needs a warm spot in moist soil.

3.00m £7.50

BRIZA media 'Limouzi'

A much improved selection of perennial 'Quaking Grass' with blue-green leaves and larger purplish flowers. Sun or part-shade.

45cm £5.00

BRIZA media 'Limouzi'
CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha

CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha

'Korean Feather Grass'. Lovely pinky-grey flowerheads in late summer. Bronze-tinted leaves in spring and autumn. Sun or part shade. Keeps its seed fronds well into the winter.

AGM 90cm £5.00

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Forms a clump of arching, pale yellow leaves, fading to pinkish-white, striped with green. Purple flowers. Sun to part shade.

1.20m £5.00

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Avalanche'
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Eldorado'

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Eldorado'

Green and gold variegated leaves to 100cm, feathery flowers similar to 'Karl Foerster'. Sun to part shade in well-drained soil.

1.50m £5.00

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Dense clump of upright green leaves and reddish-brown flowerheads. Looks good in winter, cut down in February. Best in sun.

1.50m £5.00

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'

White-variegated leaves tinged pink in spring. Pink flowers.

1.20m £5.00

CHIONOCHLOA conspicua

A tussock of tawny-green broad leaves. Plumes of creamy-yellow flowers. Sunny well-drained position.

2.00m £5.00

CHIONOCHLOA conspicua
CHIONOCHLOA flavescens

CHIONOCHLOA flavescens

Long stout stems carry long heads of golden tassels, towering above a compact tussock of broad leaves.

1.50m £5.00

CHIONOCHLOA rigida

Tawny-green and golden tussocks, then loose graceful flower panicles late summer. Sun.

1.00m £5.00

CHIONOCHLOA rigida
CORTADERIA richardii

CORTADERIA richardii

Pampas grass with silvery loose arching flower plumes from July-October. Nothing like the 1960s monster!

AGM 2.50m £5.00

CORTADERIA selloana 'Evita'

Evergreen, more compact Pampas Grass, with large, fluffy ivory plumes from summer to late autumn and beyond! Drought tolerant, prefers sun.

AGM PBR 2.00m £6.50

CORTADERIA selloana 'Evita'
DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Schottland'

DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Schottland'

Great scottish collection, a dense tussock of evergreen foliage and arching panicles of pale yellow flowers in summer. Does well in sun or shade.

1.00m £5.00

DIARRHENA japonica

No, not the name of a far-eastern digestive complaint, this is a beautiful delicate grass with light, sparkly flowers from July. Will grow in light shade.

80cm £5.00

DIARRHENA japonica
ERAGROSTIS curvula

ERAGROSTIS curvula

Tussocks of narrow airy foliage, arching stems bear small flowers. Sun.

90cm £5.00

ERAGROSTIS curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

Wine red-flushed leaves, grey flowers from July-October.

90cm £5.00

ERAGROSTIS curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'
ERAGROSTIS elliottii

ERAGROSTIS elliottii

Blue Love Grass. Blue-green nodding flower clumps from June-August. Sun.

70cm £5.00

HAKONECHLOA macra

Rounded arching mounds of bright green leaves flushed red in autumn. Evergreen.

AGM 45cm £5.00

HAKONECHLOA macra
HAKONECHLOA macra 'Albovariegata'

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Albovariegata'

Elegant, slow-growing mound of soft, narrow, variegated laves. Lovely in dappled shade.

30cm £5.00

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'

Bright yellow green-striped floppy leaves, slow-spreading, best in light shade and good soil.

AGM 30cm £5.00

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'
HAKONECHLOA macra 'Beni-kaze'

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Beni-kaze'

Means 'red wind' in Japanese. A soft green mound in spring and summer, turns a striking red in autumn. Ideal for a shady spot.

45cm £5.00

HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens

Blue Oat Grass. A clump of semi-evergreen silver-blue foliage, tall straw-coloured flowers early summer. Well drained soil in sun.

AGM NEW 75cm £5.00

HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens
IMPERATA cylindrica 'Rubra'

IMPERATA cylindrica 'Rubra'

Syn. 'Red Baron'. Blood-red leaves, a gently spreading clump, needs protection from extreme cold. Good soil in sun.

45cm £5.00

LAMPROTHYRSUS hieronymi RCB RA K2-2

Sounds like a disease, but it's lovely! Elegant pampas grass. Light, silvery flowerheads in summer. Drought tolerant. Sun.

1.00m £5.00

LAMPROTHYRSUS hieronymi RCB RA K2-2
LUZULA sylvatica 'Marginata'

LUZULA sylvatica 'Marginata'

Dense clumps of broad, glossy green leaves with a narrow cream margin. Chestnut-brown spikelets. Likes dry shade.

45cm £5.00

LUZULA sylvatica 'Thierry's Cream'

Syn. L. 'Surprise'. Short, evergreen grass, has cream shoots in spring, ageing to cream and green striped leaves all year. Will even grow in dry shade!

NEW 20cm £5.00

LUZULA sylvatica 'Thierry's Cream'
MELICA uniflora 'Variegata'

MELICA uniflora 'Variegata'

Clump forming grass with cream-striped foliage. Good in shade.

40cm £5.00

MELICA uniflora f. albida

A quiet grass with soft green foliage and delicate rice-like white flowers. Lovely in dappled sunlight.

30cm £5.00

MELICA uniflora f. albida
MISCANTHUS 'Transmorrisonensis'

MISCANTHUS 'Transmorrisonensis'

Narrow dark green leaves, stunning pale pink flowers. Always admired in our display garden.

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS nepalensis

My favourite Miscanthus - pale green foliage on a shorter plant, with long arching stems and silky buff flowers. Very different from other Miscanthus, and good for a small garden.

1.20m £5.00

MISCANTHUS nepalensis
MISCANTHUS oligostachyus 'Afrika'

MISCANTHUS oligostachyus 'Afrika'

The best red foliage, turning earlier than most, sunny open spot.

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Augustfeder'

Narrow, dark green leaves, golden flowerheads late August turn silver in autumn.

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Augustfeder'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'China'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'China'

One of my favourites, with dark green foliage and stunning red flower plumes.

AGM 1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Dreadlocks'

Deep red flowers and red-flushed foliage.

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Dreadlocks'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Emmanuel Lepage'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Emmanuel Lepage'

An attractive, graceful, loose habit, with deep, pinky-red flowers high above the foliage from midsummer. Sun.

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Flamingo'

Delicate, shorter Miscanthus, with pale purple-pink flowers in late summer.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Flamingo'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Ghana'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Ghana'

Slender red-brown flower plumes on dark stems. Good autumn foliage.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'

Broad leaves with a white midrib. Strong thick stems, flowers above foliage from September-October.

2.15m - 2.40m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Malepartus'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Malepartus'

Often requested! Darkest purple-red flowers fading to silver.

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Morning Light'

Narrow white-variegated leaves, pinkish flower plumes fade to brown from August-November.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Morning Light'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Poseidon'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Poseidon'

Very broad leaves and chunky pink flowers. Stunning autumn colour.

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Purple Fall'

New to us, stunning deep red foliage.

PBR 1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Purple Fall'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'

Narrow, red-tinted leaves and deep red flowers.

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Rotfuchs'

Deep rusty-red plumes fade to charcoal-purple.

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Rotfuchs'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Russia'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Russia'

From Westshores Nursery in Lincolnshire. A broad-leafed, vigorous variety.

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Samurai'

Silvery-brown plumes, leaves and stems are also tinged with brown.

1.40m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Samurai'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Silver Sceptre'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Silver Sceptre'

Bolt upright variety with wonderful foliage and flowers. Tall, light and airy, not dense.

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Silver Stripe'

A new dwarf variety - narrow foliage with a central white vein, brownish flowers from September.

50cm £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Silver Stripe'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'

Short form with silvery salmon-pink flowers.

50cm £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwerg Elefant'

Unique dark pinky-red crimped flowers burst out of their bulbous sheaths late summer! Wide foliage. A current favourite.

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwerg Elefant'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

Short pale brown panicles on green upright stems. Shorter foliage. Deciduous.

2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Black Arrows'

A selection from Dove Cottage Nusery, with arching dark stems and flowers.

1.20m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Black Arrows'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba'

Unusual form with gracefully curving flower stems, arching over lower planting.

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Fontane'

My favourite molinia - arching purple flower stems, yellow foliage in autumn.

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Fontane'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Very tall, branching stems, good autumn colour.

2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Transparent'

Strong-growing, clump forming. Has graceful arching tall stems with light airy flowers and seeds.

1.50m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Transparent'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windsaule'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windsaule'

Strong, upright form with more slender flower panicles than others. All Molinias look good all winter.

2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windspiel'

A more robust form, with open flower heads playing in the wind.

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windspiel'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Zuneigung'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Zuneigung'

Slightly more delicate than 'Windspiel'.

1.50m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Claerwen'

Tussocks of green and white striped foliage, flowers on upright stems.

50cm £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Claerwen'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dark Defender'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dark Defender'

Raised by Marina Christopher, this is an atmospheric black-flowered form, which keeps its flowers well through winter and into spring!

NEW 90cm £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorflamme'

Similar to 'Moorhexe' in height and colour, but the flower stems fan out more from the centre of the clump.

90cm £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorflamme'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Moorhexe'

Erect, grey-green leaves, dark purplish flowers. Any soil in sun.

90cm £5.00

ORYZOPSIS miliacea

'Perennial Rice Grass' A mound of foliage to 30cm, then fine and airy flower panicles from late spring, lasting all winter. Doesn't seed around. Sun.

1.00m £5.00

ORYZOPSIS miliacea
PANICUM virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

PANICUM virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Grey-green foliage, stems and flowers.

1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

Blue-grey leaves.

1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Dallas Blues'
PANICUM virgatum 'Farbende Auslese'

PANICUM virgatum 'Farbende Auslese'

Purple to grey-green foliage all season. Likes an open position to obtain the best colour. Sun.

1.20m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

Purple to grey-green foliage, open sprays of red flowers from late summer.

1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'
PANICUM virgatum 'Kupferhirse'

PANICUM virgatum 'Kupferhirse'

Red-tinted leaves on an upright clump. Flowers are a stunning dusky pink-red. Sun.

80cm £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Nican'

Striking blue-grey foliage, with sprays of grey flowers late summer and autumn.

NEW 1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Nican'
PANICUM virgatum 'Northwind'

PANICUM virgatum 'Northwind'

Robust plant with greyish leaves and blackish flowers.

1.70m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Bright grey foliage and reddish airy flowerheads.

1.20m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Prairie Sky'
PANICUM virgatum 'Red Cloud'

PANICUM virgatum 'Red Cloud'

A new form, tall and vigorous, with red-tinged foliage getting darker in late autumn. Sprays of wonderful ruby-red flowers.

1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Green leaves turn to yellow and red in autumn.

1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'
PANICUM virgatum 'Rubrum'

PANICUM virgatum 'Rubrum'

Narrow leaves, tinted red in autumn, chestnut brown flowers.

1.20m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Squaw'

Red-flushed leaves turn purple-maroon in autumn, panicles of pinkish flowers from late summer.

1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Squaw'
PANICUM virgatum 'Warrior'

PANICUM virgatum 'Warrior'

Narrow upright grass with purple-tinged foliage and dark purple flowers in summer and autumn.

1.00m £5.00

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Spiky, narrow rich green leaves tinged purple. Fluffy bottlebrush flowers with orange stamens in summer and autumn. Any moist soil in sun.

60cm £5.00

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Hameln'
PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Moudry'

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Moudry'

'Black Fountain Grass'. Darker bottlebrushes and broader leaves.

75cm £5.00

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Red-pink flowerheads June-August.

60cm £5.00

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'
PENNISETUM macrourum

PENNISETUM macrourum

'Fountain Grass'. An evergreen clump of leaves, and long flower racemes on upright stems.

1.50m £5.00

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'

Leaves are tinged with pink, bottlebrush flowers.

PBR 75cm £5.00

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'
PENNISETUM orientale 'Robustum'

PENNISETUM orientale 'Robustum'

Unusual taller variety with pink tinted flower spikes late summer.

75cm £5.00

PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

Mound of green foliage and pretty red flowerheads. Must-have on sight! Sun.

90cm £5.00

PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'
SCHIZACHRIUM scoparium 'Blue Heaven'

SCHIZACHRIUM scoparium 'Blue Heaven'

Silver-blue foliage turns burgundt, pink and orange by late summer, tan flower plumes above. Sun.

NEW 1.00m £5.00

STIPA gigantea

Dense base clump of narrow leaves and many tall stems with heads of oat-like flowers which shimmer in the sun. A feature plant throughout the summer. Moist soil in sun.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

STIPA gigantea
STIPA gigantea 'Gold Fontaene'

STIPA gigantea 'Gold Fontaene'

Huge clump of narrow foliage and spikes of golden airy flower heads until winter.

2.20m £5.00

STIPA ichu

Fine textured clump with showy flowerheads in spring just above the foliage. Better than S. tenuissima. Full sun.

60cm £5.00

STIPA ichu
STIPA pseudoichu

STIPA pseudoichu

Graceful slender arching golden flowerheads.

1.50m £5.00

STIPA tenuissima

Upright clump of very narrow bright green leaves and beautiful soft feathery plumes above.

60cm £5.00

STIPA tenuissima

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