Introducing "One Thing": A New Video Series, The Spruce Gardening & Plant Care Review Board, The Spruce Renovations and Repair Review Board, Red (Purple) Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'). Search. Shop Links . 020 3176 5800 Alternatively, let them swish and sway through a herbaceous border, where they act as a subtle backdrop for more ostentatious perennials. They need regular water, but most are not as thirsty as flowering plants. Damp Shade. Division is one of the main ways to increase your stock of grasses. Ornamental Grasses Our great value ornamental grasses make a wonderful addition to mixed borders, prairie-style planting, or grown as stylish solo specimens in a patio container. Species of grasses that prefer medium-moisture or wet soil require more frequent watering than those that prefer dryer soils, but don't attempt to alter the quality of the soil to match the type of grass. There are grasses for damp or dry soil, shady as well as sunny situations. £2.99 postage. Open and Sunny. Although feather reed grass needs a bit of protection from the hot sun, it can survive winters in containers down to zone 6. Sun-baked and Dry. FAST & FREE. They add life, motion and sound to the landscape. Deer and rabbit-resistant. Shop Links . RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. Even during winter Ornamental Grasses display a majestic grandeur with their frosted flowers and foliage. £5.99. 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Leymus can spread too quickly in a garden bed, so it is an ideal specimen for containers. Sun-baked and Dry. Click here for list of grasses in stock. It is important to plant grasses at the correct time. Light Shade. The Ornamental Grass Collection 2L Pot x 6 Price: £29.99 Our Ornamental Grass Collection features sedge, feather, fescues and wind grasses to provide a variety of form, height, texture, colour and movement. The pot must have drainage holes and an unglazed or lighter colored pot will evaporate excess moisture better than a glazed, dark colored pot. Other good choices include Miscanthus sinensis Variegatus', M. sinensis 'Autumn Morning', and M. sinensis condensatus 'Cosmopolitan'. Grasses; Facing. It grows to about 5 feet tall. Seaside and Coastal. How to grow ornamental grasses. Native to the UK. Caring for ornamental grasses in containers is basically the same as any other outdoor potted plant. Light shade (51) Shade (2) Sun (93) Special conditions. Full details of hardiness ratings (510kB pdf) Stipa gigantea. But their textures, colors and toughness also have them headed for stardom in another role – as container plants. Growing ornamental grasses in containers is a great way to feature grasses without letting them branch out and taking over your whole garden. 4.5 out of 5 stars (4) 4 product ratings - Miscanthus nepalensis - 3 x Ornamental Grasses in 9cm Pots. Ornamental Grasses Arundo Donax (Spanish Cane) From: £ 24.95 Buy Now Arundo Donax Variegata (Variegated Giant Reed) Small Shrub Mix x5 Plants 9cm Pots - Perfect Plants for Rockeries/Borders Or Patio Pots. Use a mixture of compost, topsoil and a light mix of grit for most grasses. Search. Native to the UK. Light Shade. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'is a stunning ornamental grass with an elegant, cascading habit. For spiky, sword-like form and a variety of colors, including greens, reds, copper, and yellow, they are perhaps the most versatile container grass-like plants. Fiber Optic Grass. Ornamental Grasses in Pots . For example, an ornamental grass rated for USDA hardiness zone 5 when planted in the ground typically is hardy only to zone 7 when planted in a pot. They need regular water, but most are not as thirsty as flowering plants. Taller Flowering ... Taller Flowering. Damp Soil in Sun. The popular Purple Fountain Grass will give texture, movement and colour to a mixed border. £7.99. Container-grown ornamental grasses are also much easier to divide. For more details, see our, Blue Oat Grass (Helichtrichon sempervivens), Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'), Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'), Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'), Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'), 12 Fall Plants for Container Gardens and Hanging Baskets, 20 Best Tall Plants for Container Gardens, 12 Best Ornamental Grasses for Your Landscape, 8 Best Ornamental Grasses to Add Privacy to the Garden, 15 Best Zone 7 Plants to Put In Your Garden, 15 Recommended Flowering Shrubs for Your Home, 18 Yellow-Flowering Plants for Your Garden, 30 Easy-to-Grow Perennials for Beginning Gardeners, 11 Great Fragrant Trees for Your Landscape. East (30) North (5) South (90) West (91) How much sun. Other varieties to try include Pennisetum 'Burgundy Giant' and Pennisetum orientale. Sedges are not really grasses, but this one is included because sedges do not get the notice they deserve. Julie Thompson-Adolf is a master gardener and author with 13+ years of experience with year-round organic gardening, seed starting and saving, growing heirloom plants, perennials, and annuals, and sustainable and urban farming. It thrives in sun and heat and can take a bit of neglect in a container. The narrow-bladed leaves grow 3 to 5 feet tall, with flower spikes that extend to 4 or 5 feet. Damp Shade. Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum is available as a pack of three jumbo plug plants growing to an eventual height of around 0.5-1 metre. Dry Shade. They come in a wide range of colours and textures making them versatile for virtually all garden styles and situations. This is a great choice for containers and Japanese gardens where its golden striped foliage forms a wonderful, rounded clump. It grows 3 to 7 feet tall, with dense, upward-arching leaves and flower/seed stems. 6 watching. With their beautiful flower plumes and wide range of foliage colours (including blue, black, silver, red, yellow and green) ornamental grasses look spectacular when used in a prairie-style setting. Ornamental Grasses. Marie Iannotti is an author, photographer, and speaker with 27 years of experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener. Plants Like Hebe - Azalea - Lavender - Heuchera - Ornamental Grasses 4.1 out of 5 stars 14 £24.99£24.99 Ornamental grasses can be used to great effect in our gardens, from providing a calming presence to more exuberant  flowering plants to being the only focus of the design. H1 - H7 indicated the new hardiness ratings. By 'small ornamental grasses' we include true grasses, sedges and grass-like plants. The feather reed grasses are among the most adaptable and popular ornamental grasses for gardens. There are some super grass or grass-like plants to choose from on the RHS Find a plant. 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