What is this grass called please?

reneegvanzreneegvanz Posts: 5
Hello garderners.  I'm a new garderner and have a plant in my garden I don't know the name of. I'd like to order more once I know what its called. (unless they propaget themselves really easy)

Visiting friends on the Devon south coast last year, the local council gardeners were removing these grasses from a council bed. I was allowed to take a load from the back of their truck as it was going to the council tip!  But I have no idea what these grasses are called.... the council guys probably told me but I've forgotten.  These seem very popular with councils as I seem them everywhere here in Warwickshire (for instance in raised bed next to the Ikea store in Warwickshire where they are in a windy and shady spot)
Any help appreciated.
Renee

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,008
    It looks like stipa tenuissima.
    It self-seeds freely and they poop up all over the place in my garden
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,947
    I'd agree. It's a commonly used grass for councils as it's easy. 
    You need the right planting for them to work successfully, I think. They look awful otherwise, as they aren't 'specimen' plants. 

    Plenty of perennials/bulbs will do the job.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • reneegvanzreneegvanz Posts: 5
    Pete.8 said:
    It looks like stipa tenuissima.
    It self-seeds freely and they poop up all over the place in my garden
    brilliant! thank you
  • reneegvanzreneegvanz Posts: 5
    Fairygirl said:
    I'd agree. It's a commonly used grass for councils as it's easy. 
    You need the right planting for them to work successfully, I think. They look awful otherwise, as they aren't 'specimen' plants. 

    Plenty of perennials/bulbs will do the job.  :)
    :smile: Thank you!  
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