'Grasses' available from Avondale Nursery

Plant Catalogue

Grasses

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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

Common Quaking Grass. Tufted semi-evergreen grass with purplish tinted leaves and green-purple flowers. Full sun.

70cm £5.00

BRIZA media
BRIZA media 'Limouzi'

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 'Russells'

Quaking Grass with creamy-white variegated foliage.

PBR 60cm £5.00

BRIZA media 'Russells'
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 £6.00

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 £6.00

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 £6.00

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.

AGM 1.50m £6.00

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

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'

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

1.20m £6.00

CAREX oshimensis 'Everest'

A recent introduction, forms a clump of dark green and white striped foliage. Any soil in sun or part shade.

PBR 30cm £5.00

CAREX oshimensis 'Everest'
CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'

CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'

Evergreen sedge with a central yellow stripe. Full sun or partial shade.

30cm £6.00

DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Goldschleier'

Shimmering silvery-gold flowers in summer look good into autumn. A lovely companion for almost anything. Sun or partial shade.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Goldschleier'
DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Goldtau'

DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Open silvery olive-green flowerheads turn bronze later.

75cm £5.00

ERAGROSTIS curvula

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

90cm £5.00

ERAGROSTIS curvula
ERAGROSTIS curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

ERAGROSTIS curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

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

90cm £5.00

ERAGROSTIS elliottii

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

70cm £5.00

ERAGROSTIS elliottii
FESTUCA glauca 'Azurit'

FESTUCA glauca 'Azurit'

Exceptional blue foliage. Prefers a well drained sunny spot. Has good drought tolerance once established.

35cm £5.00

HAKONECHLOA macra

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

AGM 45cm £6.50

HAKONECHLOA macra
HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'

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

AGM 30cm £6.50

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Naomi'

Japanese Forest Grass. Creamy yellow striped leaves turn plum coloured in the Autumn. Shade.

PBR NEW 45cm £7.00

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Naomi'
HAKONECHLOA macra 'Nicolas'

HAKONECHLOA macra 'Nicolas'

Green lax foliage turns bright orange-red through the season.

40cm £7.00

LUZULA sylvatica 'Marginata'

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

AGM 45cm £5.00

LUZULA sylvatica 'Marginata'
MELICA altissima 'Atropurpurea'

MELICA altissima 'Atropurpurea'

Tassels of smoky dark purple flowers which are great for cutting, on upright stems above clumping foliage.

90cm £5.50

MISCANTHUS 'Rosi'

Tall and upright, has moody, rosy-red flowers and stunning autumn foliage. Sun.

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS 'Rosi'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Augustfeder'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Augustfeder'

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

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'China'

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

AGM 1.80m £6.50

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'China'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Dreadlocks'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Dreadlocks'

Deep red flowers and red-flushed foliage.

1.50m £5.00

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 'Emmanuel Lepage'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Ghana'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Ghana'

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

AGM 2.00m £6.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'

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

2.40m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Malepartus'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Malepartus'

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

1.80m £7.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Memory'

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

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Memory'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Morning Light'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Morning Light'

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

AGM 1.20m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Poseidon'

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

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Poseidon'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Purple Fall'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Purple Fall'

New to us, stunning deep red foliage.

1.50m £7.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'

Narrow, red-tinted leaves and deep red flowers.

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'
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 'Starlight'

Formerly known as 'Yakushima Dwarf' and now renamed by Knoll Gardens. Forms a compact mound of narrow foliage topped by masses of silvery-beige flowers. Sun.

90cm £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Starlight'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwergelefant'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Zwergelefant'

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

1.80m £5.00

MISCANTHUS transmorrisonensis

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

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS transmorrisonensis
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 Nursery, 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'

Arching purple flower stems and 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.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Windsaule'

Strong, upright form with more slender flower panicles than others. 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 flowerheads playing in the wind.

AGM 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 'Edith Dudszus'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

A compact clump with dark stems and very dark flowers.

AGM 1.00m £5.50

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 'Variegata'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. caerulea 'Variegata'

Mid green leaves with a yellow stripe and panicles of purple spikelets in early to mid summer.

60cm £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Cloud Nine'

Grey-green foliage, stems and flowers.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Cloud Nine'
PANICUM virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

PANICUM virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

Blue-grey leaves.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'

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

1.00m £6.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Heiliger Hain'
PANICUM virgatum 'JS Blue Darkness'

PANICUM virgatum 'JS Blue Darkness'

From Jan Spruyt. Stunning blue-green and black foliage, purple flowers on sturdy stems. Sun.

PBR 1.00m £6.50

PANICUM virgatum 'JS Dark Night'

From Jan Spruyt. Deep red and green autumn foliage, flowers held just above.

PBR 75cm £6.50

PANICUM virgatum 'JS Dark Night'
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 £6.00

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 'Shenandoah'

Deciduous grass with red foliage turning much darker in early autumn. Airy flowers.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Shenandoah'
PANICUM virgatum 'Squaw'

PANICUM virgatum 'Squaw'

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

1.00m £6.00

PANICUM virgatum 'Warrior'

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

1.00m £6.00

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?!

AGM 90cm £5.00

PENNISETUM alopecuriodes

Chinese Fountain Grass. Cream bottlebrush flowers in summer. Well drained sunny spot.

75cm £5.50

PENNISETUM alopecuriodes
PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Chinese Fountain Grass. One of the shortest varieties with creamy-beige bottle brush flowers. Full sun.

NEW 50cm £6.50

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Red-pink flowerheads June-August.

AGM 60cm £6.50

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'
PENNISETUM macrourum

PENNISETUM macrourum

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

AGM 1.50m £5.00

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'

Leaves are tinged with pink, bottlebrush flowers.

PBR 75cm £7.00

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'
PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

PENNISETUM thunbergii 'Red Buttons'

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

90cm £5.00

SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Blue Heaven'

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

1.00m £7.50

SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Blue Heaven'
SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Prairie Blues'

Little Bluestem. Upright clumps of grey-blue foliage turns orange in the autumn. Sunny free draining position.

NEW 75cm £7.00

SPODIOPOGON sibiricus 'West Lake'

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

1.30m £5.00

SPODIOPOGON sibiricus 'West Lake'
STIPA gigantea

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 £6.50

STIPA ichu

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

AGM 60cm £6.50

STIPA ichu
STIPA pseudoichu

STIPA pseudoichu

Graceful slender arching golden flowerheads.

AGM 1.50m £6.00

STIPA tenuissima

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

AGM 60cm £5.00

STIPA tenuissima

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