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Grass suitable for potting up?

peteSpeteS Posts: 963
Does anyone know whether this grass is the type that can be dug up now and potted up. It's name escapes me, but I know there are certain types of grasses which should only be moved from Spring into Summer.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,909
    I'm not 100% certain, but I think it might be this one ?
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,192
    Gardeners' Garters:  I have found it to be as tough as old boots!  Pot it, split it, grow it as a pond marginal or leave it in situ - it simply grows anywhere!
    It can be a bit of a thug, spreading rhizomes underground - but if you keep on top of it, it can make a useful background plant.
    It dies back over winter - and rejuvenates in spring.
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819
    This year we have had it planted in 3 locations: our pond, in the ground, and in a pot.  It did least well in a pot, they are fast growing and water and nutrient hungry, and we just couldn't water it enough.  I wouldn't try it in pots again as a result.

    It did second best in our pond (it can be grown in water as an aquatic plant).  It was best in the ground, looking at it's most healthy and fast growing.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918
    Terrible stuff. Very invasive and will just outgrow other, more desirable plants. You'll have to be on your toes if you want to keep it under control. Useful if you don't mind having it everywhere. 

    Splitting is best done in spring with virtually all grasses. For ones you want to keep anyway  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 963
    @Fairygirl...I can certainly vouch for the fact that it's invasive...the little group in the pic is the remnants left over from my latest clearance exercise in my ongoing battle to keep it under control...but I do like it and would like to keep some of it albeit in a pot so it doesn't spread. But @KeenOnGreen reports it wasn't terribly successful in a pot, but seeing it's my last option I'll give it a go next spring.
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