Plant List

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Bamboo, Grasses & Ferns

Acorus gramineus 'Argenteostriatus'
Highly ornamental grass like plant whose narrow leaves bear cream stripes. Good for a bog garden or beside a pond in moisture retentive soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
Low clump - forming grass with green and gold variegated foliage, ideal for edging a border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'
Low, clump - forming grass with green and white variegated leaves. Ideal for edging a border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Asplenium trichomanes
Pretty little native fern with delicate evergreen fronds, often seen on rocky hillsides or crevices in old walls.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Asplenium scolopendrium
One of our fine native ferns with glossy green fronds all year round, happy in most places and soils.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Large silvery, spear - like leaves. Most attractive as a feature plant. Said to be on the tender side so needs a sheltered, warm spot. Probably best to cover with fleece in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Athyrium f.-f. 'Frizelliae'
Narrow fronds, resembling a string of beads, on this pretty little fern.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Athyrium f.-f. 'Lady in Red'
Lacy lady fern with vibrant red stems.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Athyrium filix-femina
Delicate lacy fronds on this delightful native fern give it a place in shady borders and pond sides.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Stunning fern that lives up to its 'painted' common name with purple fronds painted in silver.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Athyrium vidalii
Golden yellow fronds with red stems, a very pretty fern.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Blechnum spicant
One of our native ferns with evergreen fronds that are a joy in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Briza media
Loosely tufted perennial. Flowers produced during May are tipped with pendent spikelets which rustle and rattle delightfully in the breeze. Clump forming to about 80cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calamagrostis acut. 'Karl Foerster'
Tall feathery seed heads form plumes that bleach to straw in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calamagrostis acut. 'Overdam'
Variegated grass with tall plumes of light cream bleaching to white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calamagrostis acutiflora
Tall feathery plumes in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex buchananii
Evergreen with bronze strap like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex comans 'Bronze Form'
Clump - forming, perennial forming a mound of hair - like, dull brown leaves growing up to 45cm. Flowers June-August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'
Low growing, clump forming grass of a lovely, silvery - green, curling at the tips. Looks good grown in a container. Grows to about 60cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex comans 'Small Red'
Evergreen sedge with dense tufts of reddish brown leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex dispacea
Forms dense, reddish tufts up to 75cms tall with yellow - red or dark brown sheaths. Easily grown in moisture retentive soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex elata 'Aurea'
Richest, most brilliant golden - yellow grass. Clump forming to about 80cm. Loves a moist soil, but grows well in sun, light shade and normal conditions.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex flagellifera
Evergreen sedge with dense tufts of butterscotch brown leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex morrowii
Tufts of long evergreen leaves with cream inflorescences in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex morrowii 'Variegata'
Tufts of long evergreen leaves edged in cream.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
A tight mound of arching evergreen leaves striped green and gold, to about 40cm. Deservedly popular. Sun or light shade in any reasonable soil, front of border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex siderostica 'Variegata'
A striking, broad - leaved, slowly running sedge with white -streaked leaves up to 40cms long. One of the most ornamental of the hardy sedges.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carex testacea
Tufts of evergreen leaves in shades of coppery orange with brown sedge flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chionochloa conspicua
A highly decorative New Zealand grass, much in the manner of the pampas grass, but more open and refined in all its parts. The flowers are exceptionally elegant, and emerge in June, lasting until late autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cortaderia 'Sunningdale Silver'
A large, fine form. Loose, silky - white plumes in early autumn. Invaluable for floral arrangements in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cortaderia richardii
This is the very best large pampas grass to grow. Majestic in size, elegant, slightly drooping plumes from July to September, but flowers look good well into winter. Good lawn specimen.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cortaderia sell. 'Rosea'
Pampas grass with feathery plumes that are flushed pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cortaderia selloana
Pampas grass with large silvery plumes that age to cream.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cortaderia selloana Silver Stripe'
A more compact pampas grass with white margined foliage and silver plumes.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cyrtomium fortunei
Upright evergreen fern with pale green, broad fronds.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deschampsia cesp. 'Goldschleier'
Dense tussocks of evergreen leaves above which a fountain of silver-green seed heads appear in mid-summer, turning golden in autumn and winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deschampsia cesp. 'Goldtau'
Dense tussocks of evergreen leaves from which the flower stems arch in a fountain of silvery green changing to gold in autumn and winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deschampsia cespitosa
Superb, ornamental grass of clump-forming habit, to about 50 cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deschampsia cespitosa
Dense tussocks of evergreen leaves above which a fountain of seed heads appear in mid-summer before bleaching to gold as the year progresses.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tatra Gold'
Lovely, densely tufted, gold grass. Highly ornamental and clump forming to about 50cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dryopteris a. 'The King'
Deep green fronds, each with a crest. Superb form of native fern.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dryopteris dil. 'Crispa Whiteside'
Fresh green fronds with frilled edges.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dryopteris erythrosora
Coppery pink fronds when young, a semi-evergreen fern.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dryopteris f.-m 'Lin. Polydactyla'
Tall lacy fronds with frilled edges, a very decorative fern.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dryopteris felix-mas
Dark green fronds with orange scales on stalk and midrib.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dryopteris wallichiana
Bright yellow green fronds with black scales on stalk and midrib.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fargesia murieliae
Graceful, clump forming bamboo that reaches 10 - 14 feet. A lovely thing.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Festuca glauca
Clump - forming, blue grass to 40cm. Best on good soil, in full sun, and planted in groups, at the front of the border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Low hummocks of silvery-blue leaves and, in this cultivar, really vivid leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Festuca glauca 'Golden Toupee'
A form similar to 'glauca' but with lemony - yellow evergreen foliage. Low growing and mound forming. Best planted in groups at front of border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Golden yellow bamboo - like foliage. Suitable for a moist, sunny spot. A very pretty, low, clump forming grass. Good for a pot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helichtotrichon sempervirens
Clumps of stiff, blue - grey evergreen leaves and tall arching flowering stems in early-midsummer.Ht 90cm - spread 60cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
A most unusual and eye catching grass. Leaves turn to crimson as summer proceeds. Height 60cms - spread 30cms. Needs some protection in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Upright leaves to 60cm, emerging green at the base and red at the tips. The red colour increases throughout summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Koeleria glauca
Attractive clump forming grass with glaucous blue leaves and silvery inflorescences in midsummer that age to straw colour as the autumn approaches.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leymus arenarius
This aggressive grass is a native of sand dunes, which it can colonise. However, it is a highly desirable blue - grey grass, a particular favourite of Gertrude Jekyll who recommended to planting it amongst sea kale.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leymus magellanicus
Architectural grass to one metre, intensely blue with straw yellow inflorescences in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Luzula nivea
Fine and underrated evergreen perennial masses of pretty white flowers in sprays in the midst of grassy leaves appear from early to mid-summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Luzula sylvatica
Densely tufted perennial up to 80cm. Makes a lovely ground cover in shade. Usually seeds freely.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Matteuccia struthiopteris
Superb ornamental fern which, quite rightly, holds an A.G.M. Large, one and a half metre high fronds of vivid green appear in spring forming a shuttlecock shape or, fancifully, looking very much like the tail of an ostrich. A denizen of damp woodlands and

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis
The most widely grown Miscanthus. Clump - forming, to about 3m. Inflorescence produced October-November, lasting through winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Augustfeder'
A tall, bright green deciduous grass which flowers in great, white plumes in August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
A very beautiful grass with one and a half metre tall red spires topped by pink grass flowers in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Reliable, clump - forming, graceful ornamental grass. Very narrow grey green foliage. Ht. 90-100cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeeder'
Large, feathery flowers emerge silver with a slight pink tinge and are held high above the foliage in August. Clump - forming.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
Reliable slow spreading ornamental grass. Leaves striped with cream. Clump - forming to about 1.5M

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'
Clump forming. with wiry variegated leaves, to small size. Any soil - sun or part shade. Drought tolerant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Arching sage - green leaves with yellow cross banding at intervals. Stunning, if placed with the sun shining through it. Grows to about 1.5M

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'
Attractive yellow variegated leaves. Clump - forming, a good pot plant, growing to about 60cm.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Clump forming perennial with distinctive black strap - shaped evergreen leaves. Racemes of purplish flowers in summer. Height 15cm x Spread 30cm. Plant in groups in front of sunny border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Imposing grass over a metre in height whose leaves are a dramatic blue-green turning yellow in autumn. Red-purple seed heads.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Panicum virgatum 'Rubrum'
Metre high purple-red grass that turns bright red in autumn and is accompanied by purple green seed heads.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'
Metre high red flushed green grass that turns reddish purple in autumn when lovely weeping panicles of pink flushed flowers appear.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pennisetum al. 'Hameln'
Charming grass which produces fluffy pinkish flower heads in summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pennisetum alopecuroides
A compact grass of rounded outline. Attractive grey - pink 'bottle brushes' on short stalks.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
A true miniature at only 40cm in bloom. Flowers like soft, bunny tails.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pennisetum orientale
One of the most striking, hardy fountain grasses .Low growing, compact and exceptionally floriferous from June until October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'
White and green variegated grass whose new growth is flushed pink. Widely spreading and therefore very useful in shady areas under trees and a good bog grass. A grass for all positions.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pleioblastus 'Tsuboi'
A small bamboo reaching just over a metre with pretty green and white variegated leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pleioblastus auricomus
A small bamboo reaching just over a metre in height, green leaves have yellow stripes on purple tinged canes. AGM holder.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Polystichum munitum
Tall evergreen fern with dark green leathery fronds. Has been given an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Polystichum setiferum
Lovely fern with soft evergreen fronds. Has been given an A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sasa tsuboiana
A very vigorous, small bamboo reaching to a metre or perhaps more in good conditions. Noted for its large leaves but also for its ability to cover the ground quickly.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sasa veitchii
A vigorous small bamboo about a metre in height. It will form a dense carpet wherever it is planted. Its leaves are subject to a curious but natural withering giving them an attractive broad edge in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sasaella masamuneana albostriata
A small bamboo of a metre high with large leaves that, when they first appear, are striped with a bright white. However, this fades with time so that by the winter the plant is green. Very vigorous, a good ground cover plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stipa arundinacea
As its common name implies, the flowering heads of this grass are the coppery-bronze of a pheasant's feathers. Very lovely arching growth make this one of the most popular grasses.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stipa calamagrostis
One of the most free - flowering of all the perennial grasses. It's seed heads open in June and look beautiful right through winter. Forms a dense mound up to 1m.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stipa gigantica
A magnificent grass which begins flowering early in the summer sending up 6 to 8 ft high stems topped by flowers which turn into seeds that resemble golden oats. Lasts well into the winter. A terrific plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stipa tenuissima
A pretty little grass with feathery seed heads in summer which persist through the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil