Whether your garden is wild or contemporary you just cannot avoid grasses. Little by little, the grasses start growing. Here, they give some structure and body. There, they play with the wind and light. And they are always light. Our gardens need them. Never plant a shrub in a flower bed; otherwise, after five years its roots will have taken over everything. To give your border structure, it's a better idea to plant evergreen perennials or grasses for striking graphic effects.
Select a ornamental grasses may seem a difficult task. One goal of our website is to help you in your choices:
Height greater than one metre
Wind and Light. Thick growing grasses give structure to the garden. They can be planted in open spaces and used ornamentally as a back drop for borders. Tall grasses also have other uses, such as providing biomass or a screen to hide the next-door neighbours!. For all grasses, we wait until the winter to prune them. They are a source of food and shelter for garden fauna and can be enchanting in the oblique light of autumn evenings.
Height less than one metre
Medium height grasses planted among perennials create natural scenes with movement. Planted with autumn-flowering perennials grasses can create very attractive scenes which give structure to a border during the winter
Grasses for edging
The evergreen foliage of small grasses can be used as decoration for edges. The design effect can also be impressive when they are planted en masse. Botanical names include: Carex, Stipa, Festuca ...
Ornamental grasses for pots
Whether planted in small pots or large containers, grasses can give an original and imaginative touch to a terrace or balcony. Easy and fast-growing grasses are never sick. Miscanthus and Panicum, grown in pots create a first-rate contemporary look, as long as they are planted in a container suitable for their adult size.
All the grasses shown in our online catalogue are available at the nursery or by mail order.
Do you need advice? Please feel free to contact us by email. We will be delighted to get back to you.
Plants are dispatched every Monday for delivery from Wednesday.
To find out more about our mail order service for grasses, please browse to the following page.
Luminous, golden foliagefrom £3.49
The little brother of Acorus 'Ogon'£3.49
Magellan rye-grass from the Tierra del Fuego in South America£3.99
Beautiful autumnal foliage colouring.from £3.99
Native to the American prairies, from Quebec to Mexico and is typical of the natural prairies in North Americafrom £3.99
New Zealand wind grass.£3.49
A mini phormium for shady beds£6.29
Simple and effective with a touch of whimsy.from £2.29
Common quaking grass, Maidenhair-grass, Dithering-grass£3.99
Dance with the windfrom £3.49
Korean feather reed grassfrom £3.99