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Fantastic, eye-catching, creamy-white flower plumes soar elegantly above a compact mound of long, arching evergreen foliage from August to November. This is a stunning new variety of dwarf pampas grass with unique, narrow bright green leaves which are boldly streaked with golden-yellow.
Perfect for growing in a container on the patio or balcony, it also makes an outstanding feature at the front of a sunny to partially shaded border in a well-drained soil. If grown in groups 'en masse' the feathery flower plumes help to add movement to the garden as they sway gently in the breeze.
Buying Bamboo & Grasses from Jacksons Nurseries
At Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’. With Bamboo and Grasses the leaves can differ in quality dependent on the time of the year and whether they are in their growth phase. We protect less hardy species during the winter but other plants grown out doors may have some wind damage. This is in no way detrimental to the plant and will grow out naturally in spring.
Ours standard delivery starts at £7.99 for orders £20.00 and over, for orders between £10.00 & £19.99 delivery is £9.99 and orders under £10.00 are charged at £11.99. Delivery for larger items or high volume orders requiring a pallet start at £40.00 the exact cost will be caluclated at check out.
Orders are usually dispatched 7-10 working days following receipt of your order. In many cases we dispatch sooner than this although during busy periods or when an item or items on your order are out of stock and we are ordering them from a supplier then please allow up to 30 days.
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Ornamental grasses can provide calming, delicate accompaniments to colourful flowering plants, or they can be the focus of design instead. There are types available for every garden setup, soil type and position, and will provide colour, coverage, contrast and structure wherever they are planted.
Planting and Conditions
Grasses from colder climates such as Deschampsia, Festuca, Helctotrichon and Stipa grow in late winter and flower before mid-summer. To get the best establishment, they should be planted in the autumn.
Grasses from warmer climates such as Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum and Spartina grow in late spring, flower after mid-summer and are best cut back in late winter. Plan them in late spring, and they will be best established.
Grasses also make good container specimens, and will prosper in loamy soil.
Ideally, the planting areas for grasses should be prepared in the autumn months. Till the soil deeply, and work in ample organic matter. Ornamental grasses do not require large amounts of fertiliser.
Aftercare and Pruning
The foliage on deciduous grasses can be left until February. They turn brown rather than lose their leaves, and so should be pruned to ground level later in the season. The severity of pruning required can vary from variety to variety, so care should be taken so that you don’t harm the plant.
Evergreen grasses can be trimmed in spring. Remove brown tips and cut back dead leaves that usually collect around the base of the plant.
Care for your grasses by using mulch and watering them regularly. Otherwise, they are a fairy low maintenance addition to the garden.
Nothing really bothers most ornamental grasses. Rabbits and voles may occasionally be an issue, but they can easily be controlled using fencing and, if needs must, animal repellents.