Why we chose it: RHS AGM winner
- Gorgeously coloured leaves
- Evergreen foliage
- Low-growing compact mounds
- Ideal for ground cover and containers
- You’ll get two plants, one of each variety, in 9cm pots
Grasses are now incredibly popular in UK gardens – and not just in our lawns! Ornamental grasses provide grace, structure, colour and movement in the wind, and are very versatile. We’ve got two brilliant varieties for you.
As its name suggests the blue fescue Festuca glauca Intense Blue creates delightful spiky, rounded mounds of good intense, steely silvery-blue narrow leaves. This compact, evergreen grass is an essential addition to Mediterranean garden plantings, gravel gardens, blue-themed plantings and anywhere else the strong blue colouring will help set off other plants – whether that’s in beds, borders or containers in a sunny spot. Then, in summer, the leaves complement the bluish-green flower spikes that age to straw colours and remain intact in autumn and winter.
Carex oshimensis Evergold is an evergreen Japanese sedge with delightfully coloured leaves. It makes a compact, graceful, arching clump with long golden leaves, each with deep green margins. It looks great at the edge of beds and borders, where its foliage acts as a fabulous foil for brightly coloured flowers and is perfect for growing in container displays, or try it planted beside ponds or of borders. Although mainly grown for its colourful evergreen foliage, it also produces small, brown flower spikes in summer.
Festuca glauca Intense Blue Height 30cm (12in), Spread 20cm (8in); Carex oshimensis Evergold Height 30cm (12in), Spread 30cm (12in)
All our plants come with full cultural and growing instructions.
Plants available for immediate despatch on a 24hr delivery service. Price of plants & bulbs includes FREE shipping.