Melica altissima 'Alba'

2 litre pot £16.99
available to order from spring 2021
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Melica altissima 'Alba' Siberian melic: Adds softness and movement

This grass dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil:fertile, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An unassuming but beautiful grass that produces its airy sprays of white, grain-like flowers on slender stems that catch the slightest breeze. It flowers earlier than many of the other ornamental grasses and it blends effortlessly with many different perennials and ferns. Tactile as well as attractive, it will add softness to the planting scheme.

  • Garden care:Cut down to the ground in early spring, before the new foliage appears.

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Eventual height & spread

Would buy this plant again


Beautiful grass to grow




First class condition


Good structured plant, easy to care for.Waves beautifully in the wind,even looks good.covered with frost.Hardy in the North




Delighted with my purchase


Elegant grass that looks very 'professional'


Portsmouth, Hampshire



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You seem to have 2 ' Melica altissima 'Alba' listed - but the other one reaches 1.4 metre height and spread, they have identical descriptions. Is this an error or are there differences between the two plants please?


Hello, I do apologise for any confusion. They are the same plants, but one is sold is a 9cm pot, while the other is a year or so older and comes in a 2-litre pot. As for their eventual size, they can be quit variable, reaching anywhere between 60cm and 1.5m, so it is difficult to be precise. I have however changed both their heights and spreads to 90 x 60cm, which is somewhere in between.


Can this grass be grown in a large container ??


Hello there Yes this grass could be grown in a pot, but make sure it is in a well drained soil and that it doesn't get waterlogged. Hope this helps

Is this grass very invasive? Does it seed like mad? How controlable is it? Many thanks Tetra Bristol


Hello, This plant tends to spread by underground rhizomes and is not particularly invasive. It may self-seed, but it is not difficult to control.


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