Stipa gigantea

golden oats

2 litre pot
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The tall shimmering golden veil of summer, for a hot spot in sun, where it hovers over the garden constantly moving and shining until autumn

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, medium to light, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Flower colour: purplish-green maturing to pale gold
  • Other features: the flowers make attractive dried flower arrangements
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Arching stems of glistening, golden, oat-like flowerheads above clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. This majestic evergreen grass is an excellent specimen plant for a sunny, mixed or new perennial border. Perfect for introducing movement, it looks stunning under-planted with the rich purple flowerheads of Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'.

  • Garden care: When planting always wear stout gardening gloves to protect against the sharp edges of the basal leaves. Wearing gloves, comb through the plant in early spring to remove dead foliage.

Anemanthele lessoniana

pheasant's tail grass (syn. Stipa arundinacea )

Versatile and colourful

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Helenium 'Waltraut'

sneezeweed ( Syn Waldtraut )

Bronze-orange, daisy-like fliowers and long season

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Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'

Balkan clary

Attractive to butterflies and bees

£5.99 Buy

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

allium

Rich, deep purple globes

£8.99 Buy
 

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