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Complete list of ornamental grasses available at Digging Dog Mail-Order Nursery, a quality nursery specializing in perennials, shrubs, grasses, trees, and vines. Wisley had some good sized pots of SG a few years ago. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Architectural, Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring, Diseases Alas, I don’t have an extensive sheltered, sunny slope for such an ambitious planting here, a late summer sortee to Buckland Monachorum will have to do. Based on my experience, anemanthele does well for at least five years, more perhaps depending on the conditions in which it’s grown. Until then they’re top-heavy and, although stipa doesn’t like to be overcrowded, they work well from a young age with early summer flowering bulbs like alliums. Googling Chinonchloa rubra along with The Garden House will transport you to designer Sophie Dixon’s oh so tempting images of what can be achieved planting this grass en masse. Unfortunately it is not hardy in my garden, so it is one I loved and lost. 5.00. Poaceae, Genus If they’re looking thatchy I might lightly rake them through either using a spring tine rake or by running my hands through from the base of the plant. Stipa gigantea is my favourite grass, with the sun shining through it, it is just like spun gold! Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. Come summer I move first-year seedlings into a shady spot in the nursery area, second-year seedlings are grown on in a shadier nursery bed. Wordless Wednesday : Soaking up the spring sunshine, Chionochloa : A Case of Mistaken Identity, Wordless Wednesday : Welcome signs of Spring, Pennisetum alopecuroides : a late winter friend, Eragrostis curvula : African weeping love grass, Tall purple moor-grass : Molinia caerulea subsp. Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance See more ideas about plants, front yard plants, planting flowers. I did write a post on Himalyan Fairy Grass as it’s also known – the star plant is in my neighbour’s garden. For a while the blunted ends may look unsightly but as long as the tightly bunched foliage is green and lush the plants should recover. About the RHS. golden oats 'Pixie', Family I once grew Stipa gigantea but it died in the first winter – I suspect it was too damp where I planted it. I think it would work well on tough leaved carex too, I have some pot grown green leaved Frosted Curls that are looking very sorry for themselves right now. Thank you, Dan, I’m glad you like it. I’ve been debating whether to cut back the pheasant grass that I moved a few weeks ago. It will be exciting to see how they vary. Fingers crossed your youngsters will perk up soon with some TLC and as the nighttime temps improve. Anemanthele is a likeable chameleon, in a dry sunny spot the orange tints are sharpest, in damp shade foliage is more olive-green. Deschampsia cespitosa âPixie Fountainâ-3L £ 8.99. Bowles and The Riddle of the Pheasant’s Tail Grass, Hakonechloa macra : Japanese Forest Grass. If so, would you have any idea what the cause might be? Much earlier in the year, planted a metre apart on centre allows room for clumps of Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Nights’ to be squeezed in between them, both flower early in May so any tidying of the stipa has to be done sooner rather than later in the spring. Since finding them a sunny, sheltered, and spacious spot in well-drained soil they’ve thrived on very little attention from me. Thatchy strands blend in, as do spent flowering stems. Five years ago a 0.5 litre division struggled to establish, this is what it looks like today. Since 2012 the original three at the front of the border did so well that I added a further five in 2013. It may turn out these are identical, just sepa-rate names offered by two differ-ent nurseries. Den finns i olika namnsorter och vill man ha ett lite lägre jättefjädergräs så är sorten âPixieâ bäst. Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus' 5.00. These plants will have a lot more details displayed including an image. I love the pink haze of the pheasant tail seed heads. Wordless Wednesday : Stipa gigantea Going for Gold, Wordless Wednesday : Glowing in the Twilight, Nearly Wordless Wednesday : Ladies in Lavender, Wordless Wednesday : Nasturtiums and Summer Showers, NGS Day June 26th 2016 : Gates Open Today from 1-5.30pm, Wordless Wednesday : The Common Spotted Orchid, Wordless Wednesday : Siberian Iris ‘Silver Edge’. I think I will take it down to a third like your older plants. alba, Wordless Wednesday : Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’, NGS Open Day June 2017 and Plans for 2018, Wordless Wednesday : A Bit of Light Relief, Wordless Wednesday : Fascinating Fasciation, ‘Lamprothyrsus hieronymi!’ A Grassy Magic Spell for NGS Day, Wordless Wednesday : Clematis ‘Pangbourne Pink’, Wordless Wednesday : Paeonia x lemoinei ‘Souvenir de Maxime Cornu’, Wordless Wednesday : Raindrops on a Favourite Rose, Wordless Wednesday : A Tiny Teatime Treat, Wordless Wednesday : Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Night’, Wordless Wednesday : Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’. They were perfect until then! Stipa gigantea comes in a range of sizes, from the shortest âPixieâ to the tallest âGold Fontaeneâ, last year â¦ Då får den samspela och åstadkomma rörelse med sina fjäderlätta ax. In our exposed garden overwintering foliage tips are first tinted, then dried by frosts as well as by desiccating winds, cutting them back too soon risks the new foliage too. Above is the runt of the driveside plants, ticking over in a very inhospitable spot this one deserves a little extra TLC, hence time with a wide-toothed dog comb. Of my seven recently moved Anemanthele interestingly it is the older ones that I cut back that are settling in the best. Carex solandri is a wonderful, pot friendly, dead easy evergreen sedge, it would look stunning in the back row of your spring bulb theatre (;. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected I think a really good mature specimen of this grass shows how it is an over-achiever in that it produces masses of them, my best specimen (Pagel’s fabulous Klein Fontaene)looks like a perfect globe of inflorescences. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It is useful to know which ones to cut back and when. Divide every few years to retain vigour. 2-5 years, Cultivation The Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius) features brilliant chartreuse flowers. Anemanthele is a stunning subject for mass planting but as a short-lived New Zealand native the key is a steady supply of new plants. Deschampsia âPixie Fountainâ Dianthus carthusianorum: Foeniculum vulgare âPurpureumâ Geranium âTiny Monsterâ Geum coccineum âKoiâ Hemerocallis dumortieri: Osmanthus xburkwoodii: Salvia âMiss Ellyâ Stipa gigantea âGold Fontaeneâ ThalictrumâElinâ Feature shrub: â¦ There’s not much to do, the flowering spikes fall by December here, which only leaves snipping out the woody stubs of last year’s stems in early April. From all I’ve read, S. gigantea does well in poor soil and is extremely drought tolerant, so it would seem to me that the ones in leaner, drier soil should actually do better. Noticeably, in mid-summer, tussocks look greener than in winter. 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