Choosing grasses for the garden is not the  easiest of things to do if you are  unfamiliar  with their likes and dislikes.  Many people  come to the nursery not  knowing anything  about grasses but  know  that they would like to include them in their borders. At the  nursery the  customer is able to wander  around the  garden and see the different  varieties  growing in their right habitats, sun,  shade,  damp etc. Of course it is not always possible to  visit  and so we have put together selections  of  grasses for growing in different  situations.  




         Full Sun, Well Drained Soil.

The following group of grasses will provide mid summer flowering to your border and will continue to give winter interest.

Festuca vivipara

Hordeum jubatum

Koeleria cristata 'Glauca'

Nassella trichotoma

Pennisetum villosum

Pennnisetum alopecuroides 'Woodside'

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Schizachyrium scoparium

Choose 5 different grasses from the above selection for 15.00   plus p&p



Luzula sylvatica 'Taggarts Cream'


           Grasses for Dry Shade.

The following group of grasses are happy growing in dry shade and will give you early spring interest.

Carex sylvatica

Holcus mollis 'Albo-Variegatus'

Luzula sylvatica 'Taggarts Cream'

Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'

Luzula nivea

Melica uniflora 'Albida

Melica nutans

Milium effusum 'Aureum'


Choose  5 different grasses from above selection for 15.00  plus p&p


Hordeum jubatum


Full Sun Moisture Retentive Soil. 

This selection are happiest in good quality moist (but not boggy) garden soil in a sunny border. 

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

Carex elata 'Aurea'

Carex flagellifera

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronze Veil'

Helictotrichon pratense

Miscanthus sinenis 'Kleine Silberspinne'

Molinia caerulea 'Karl Foerster'

Sesleria heufleriana

Choose 5 different grasses from the above selection for 16.00    plus p&p


Pennisetum villosum


                   Garden Favourites.

A selection of favourites chosen by our customers.

Anemanthele lessingiana

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Carex testacea

Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra'

Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'

Pennisetum orientale

Stipa gigantea

Stipa tenuissima

Choose 5 different grasses from the above selection for 16.00 plus p&p


Stipa tennuisima



Marginal / Pond Grasses.

All of the following are happy in or around a pond, most are spreaders!

Carex riparia 'Vareigata'

Cyperus longus

Carex pseudocyperus

Eriophorium vaginatum or angustifolium

Juncus ensifolius

Phalaris arundinacea 'Tricolor'

Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata'

Typha minima

Choose 5 different grasses from the above selection for 15.00   plus p&p


Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'


           Stunning specimens!

These are some of my favourite specimens for a special spot in the garden or a container. 

Chionochloa flavescens

Chionochloa rubra

Miscanthus nepalensis

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails'

Sporobolus heterolepis

Stipa calamagrostis

Choose 3 different grasses from the above selection for 15.00 plus p&p





Calamagrostis brachytricha