'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 'Karl Foerster'

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 'Overdam'

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

1.20m £5.00

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'
CAREX 'Ice Dance'

CAREX 'Ice Dance'

Evergreen, white-striped foliage forms a low, slow-spreading mound, in sun or shade, even dry shade!

NEW 30cm £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

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'
HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens

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 75cm £5.00

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

IMPERATA cylindrica 'Rubra'
LAMPROTHYRSUS hieronymi RCB RA K2-2

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

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 'Marginata'
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 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 'Giraffe'

An improved Zebra Grass! Bold tall clump of banded yellow and green foliage. Feathery flowers well above leaves in late summer. Sun.

NEW 2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Giraffe'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'

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 'Malepartus'

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

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Malepartus'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Memory'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Memory'

Silver-white flower panicles August-November. Distinctive and memorable! Sun.

NEW 2.00m £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 'Rosi'

Our favourite Miscanthus in the garden this year! Tall and upright, has moody, rosy-red flowers and stunning autumn foliage. Sun.

NEW 2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Rosi'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Rotfuchs'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Rotfuchs'

Deep rusty-red plumes fade to charcoal-purple.

2.00m £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 'Zwerg Elefant'

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

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

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

2.00m £5.00

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

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 'Cordoba'

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

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Fontane'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Fontane'

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

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Very tall, branching stems, good autumn colour.

2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Transparent'

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 '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 'Windsaule'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windspiel'

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 'Zuneigung'

Slightly more delicate than 'Windspiel'.

1.50m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Zuneigung'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Claerwen'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Claerwen'

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

50cm £5.00

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!

90cm £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Dark Defender'
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 'Kupferhirse'

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

80cm £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Kupferhirse'
PANICUM virgatum 'Nican'

PANICUM virgatum 'Nican'

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

1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Northwind'

Robust plant with greyish leaves and blackish flowers.

1.70m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Northwind'
PANICUM virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

PANICUM virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Bright grey foliage and reddish airy flowerheads.

1.20m £5.00

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 'Red Cloud'
PANICUM virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

PANICUM virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Green leaves turn to yellow and red in autumn.

1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Rubrum'

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

1.20m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Rubrum'
PANICUM virgatum 'Squaw'

PANICUM virgatum 'Squaw'

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

1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Warrior'

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

1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Warrior'
PENNISETUM 'Fairy Tails'

PENNISETUM 'Fairy Tails'

Upright habit, with masses of long, delicate flower tails over a long season. Sunny spot. Why haven't I seen this before?!

NEW 90cm £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 'Red Head'

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Red-pink flowerheads June-August.

60cm £5.00

PENNISETUM macrourum

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

1.50m £5.00

PENNISETUM macrourum
PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'

Leaves are tinged with pink, bottlebrush flowers.

PBR 75cm £5.00

PENNISETUM orientale 'Robustum'

Unusual taller variety with pink tinted flower spikes late summer.

75cm £5.00

PENNISETUM orientale 'Robustum'
PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

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

90cm £5.00

SCHIZACHRIUM scoparium 'Blue Heaven'

Silver-blue foliage turns burgundy, pink and orange by late summer, tan flower plumes above. Sun. Our plant of the year in 2017!

1.00m £5.00

SCHIZACHRIUM scoparium 'Blue Heaven'
SPODIOGON sibiricus 'West Lake'

SPODIOGON sibiricus 'West Lake'

Upright stems with broad leaves and graceful airy flowers in late summer. Lovely autumn foliage colour.

NEW 1.30m £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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