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Calamagrostis epigejos 'Hortorum'

A tough grass for sun or shade, moist or dry soils, forming broad clumps of upright stems to 1.5m high, topped by feathery flower heads that turn to straw colour over the green foliage. This species is one of the parents of the well known hybrid C. x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster.

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Carex grayi

This is a real departure from the 'norm'. A sedge from Eastern North America with splendidly odd, mace-like, spiky seed heads in summer, as bright green as the rest of the plant. These are readily used in flower arrangements either fresh or dry. Makes a clump of semi-evergreen foliage to about 70cm. Suitable for moist or wet soils in sun or semi-shade.

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Carex plantaginea

The Broad-leaved sedge from Eastern N. America is native to moist spots in deciduous woods and makes bold clumps with leaves to 3cm across. Foliage emerges bright green and is clearly linear-veined in a corrugated fashion. An evergreen for at least semi-shade and soil that doesn't become dry. An excellent contrast to ferns.

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Chionochloa conspicua

The Plumed Tussock Grass from New Zealand makes a robust, ornamental specimen to 1.5m high. The flat leaves are green with a central orange stripe. Graceful, semi-pendent, loose inflorescences are borne in summer. Sun, not too bone dry.

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Chionochloa flavicans (new)

Often confused with the slightly inferior C. flavescens, this evergreen species from New Zealand is slightly smaller. Forming a graceful tussock of vivid green foliage with arching flower stalks ending in nodding inflorescences above the foliage, the remains of which last well through winter. Suited to a wide range of soil types and drought tolerant. Height 90cm.

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Chionochloa rubra

The 'Red tussock grass' of New Zealand. Bold clumps of thin foliage, mainly soft red-brown with a hint of purple, turning more orangey in winter. A striking grass for full sun and well drained soil.

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Chrysopogon gryllus

Chrysopogon gryllus

Large open heads of gold/purple flowers in summer make a cloud of subtle beauty across the grasslands of E. Europe. A tussock forming grass with hairy leaves in two ranks. Height 1.3m. Sun, hardy.

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