Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis brachytricha

2 litre pot £9.99
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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> moist, humus-rich soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> slow-growing<li><b> Flowering period:</b> June to August<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>A useful, clump-forming, upright grass that will thrive in sun and partial shade, this is grown for its tall, fluffy flower heads that are silvery-grey with pinkish-purple tints. Creating a gently arching fountain of grey-green foliage, which takes on buttery shades in autumn. The emerging growth can be a bit tatty, so place it in the middle of the border. Its best planted in full sun as it tends to flop over more in shade. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> Cut back to ground level in late winter before the new growth appears.</li></ul>

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A useful, clump-forming, upright grass that will thrive in sun and partial shade, this is grown for its tall, fluffy flower heads that are silvery-grey with pinkish-purple tints. Creating a gently arching fountain of grey-green foliage, which takes on buttery shades in autumn. The emerging growth can be a bit tatty, so place it in the middle of the border. Its best planted in full sun as it tends to flop over more in shade. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

  • Garden care: Cut back to ground level in late winter before the new growth appears.

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5.0

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  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Great grass for the garden

By brickgarden

from Greenwich, LONDON

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about Calamagrostis brachytricha:

    This grass looks brilliant in both summer and winter. Tall and elegant with gold colouring in the winter

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Real novice

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    no plumes this year

    By Spookie

    from Southampton

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Calamagrostis brachytricha:

      I really like this plant, have it in a large terracotta pot on a patio. I am assuming it won;t 'feather' until next year, as al I had this year was beautiful long grass fronds.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lovely grass for a sunny spot

      By Lou

      from Bradford

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Calamagrostis brachytricha:

        Planted in a south facing front garden, this grass has thrived and looks lovely.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless

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          When is the best lime to plant hardy grasses please?
          Asked on 26/2/2014 by Net from Suffolk

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            Hello
            As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise.
            It has been mild so far this year, so you could plant the fully hardy grasses now if the ground isn't frozen and not waterlogged.

            Answered on 28/2/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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