Tall Grasses

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Miscanthus 'Purpurascens'

This flamboyant grass makes a superb focal point for summer borders. The tall stems topped with feathery plumes of rich copper red look magnificent above clumps of narrow, green, arching foliage. The stately flower spikes of Miscanthus 'Purpurascens' are most numerous…  More Info

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Pennisetum macrourum 'Tail Feathers'

Robust green foliage is enhanced by tall erect pinky-beige spikelets in late summer to autumn, gracefully moving in the slightest of breezes. Height: 180cm (6ft).  More Info

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln Gold'

…the popular Fountain Grass. The slender, arching foliage of Pennisetum 'Hameln Gold' emerges bright gold and slowly matures to a gentle lemon shade as summer progresses. From July, the neat clumps of foliage are transformed by a halo of fluffy flower spikes that rise on   More Info

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Crocus 'Dutch Large Flowering' (Spring Flowering)

…unfurl their petals to welcome the spring. This large flowered variety is a joyful sight when planted in drifts or naturalised in grass. Flowering 7.5cm (3) tall during February and March, these hardy crocus bulbs will multiply and bloom year after year. Useful links:…  More Info

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Field Scabious (National Trust)

…swaying stems. These short lived perennials are easy to grow on well drained soils, and can be treated as hardy annuals if left to set seeds for the following year. Perfect for creating a natural feel among tall grasses, or sprinkling through wildlife borders. Height:…  More Info

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Allium sphaerocephalon

…shaped, purple green flower heads. Allium sphaerocephalon looks great planted among herbaceous plants and waves of swaying grasses which help support its slender stems. The tall stems lean gently with the breeze adding movement and attracting insects to their blooms.…  More Info

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Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Mostenveld'

Moor Grass is perfect for planting in borders where the tall slender flower spikes will bring texture and movement. The tall and slender flower spikes are topped with silvery-purple blooms. This variegated variety forms a neat tussock of cream and green striped leaves…  More Info

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Verbena bonariensis (National Trust)

…its tall, slender stems topped with clusters of lilac-purple flowers. The blooms take on a luminance in early evening, seeming to glow in the fading light. This mesmerising perennial is at its best when grown in large swathes, creating a haze of colour. Plant it among   More Info

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Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

…Merit. This hardy perennial is a favourite of butterflies and bees and is therefore perfect for attracting beneficial insects to your garden. Sneezeweed is tall and a good companion for grasses; it is also excellent for adding height and filling gaps in borders.…  More Info

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

…for an eye-catching grass to stand out in your borders, giving year-round interest then Miscanthus ?Gracilimus' will be an asset. It really comes into its own after a long hot summer, when the flower spikes are superb, with gorgeous, copper-coloured feathery plumes on   More Info

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Allium 'Red Mohican'

Tall and graceful, this unusual ornamental onion produces tight clusters of wine-red flowers with a unique crest on top. Flowering in mid-summer, Allium 'Red Mohican' looks superb dotted among ornamental grasses or woven through borders where the tight clusters of flowers…  More Info

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Cortaderia selloana 'Tiny Pampa'

…late summer, to create a swaying spectacle of texture and movement. This evergreen, ornamental grass is perfectly proportioned for patio pots or planting at the front of borders, reaching just 60cm (24) tall. The plumes can be cut and dried to preserve their beauty…  More Info

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

This spectacular perennial grass produces distinctive arching green foliage striped with horizontal cream bands. The tall flower plumes are long lasting, making an elegant focal point that will last well into winter. Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' creates a superb backdrop…  More Info

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'

…in summer borders for very little effort! From late summer, this low maintenance perennial grass produces spidery panicles of bronze tipped flower-spikes that slowly fade to silver as they mature. The tall flower stems rise magnificently above clumps of arching, green…  More Info

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Allium Collection

…with unusual oval-shaped, purple-green flower heads perched atop tall, slender stems that are great for cutting. Best grown in dense clumps amongst other perennials, Allium sphaerocephalon associates particularly well with swaying grasses. Flowering in May and June,…  More Info

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