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Ornamental grass/long-leafed plants - advice needed

lyndseyswlyndseysw Posts: 11
Hi - thanks so much in advance for any advice that you can give. I have a plant in mind to put next to my arch (which will be covered in clematis) but I can’t for the life of me remember its name - have searched for hours.

It has very long, thin, light evergreen leaves (I can’t even remember if it’s strictly a plant or a grass, hence the title) that mostly stand up straight. I’m not sure if it flowers, have only seen it in winter. Long shot but does anyone have any ideas...? 

Alternative suggestions very welcome! It’s a sunny spot in clay soil.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,937
    I think we will need a picture.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • lyndseyswlyndseysw Posts: 11
    I’d so love to have one but unfortunately they’re just something I saw in a garden! Absolutely should have taken a photo... 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Might it be bamboo? 
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Think you might have to find that garden again!
    Could be a variety of cordyline or even a dwarf pine.
    Not likely to be miscanthus as they turn colour in winter.
    Was it similar in looks to this

  • WibbleWibble Posts: 89
    Maybe Stipa gigantea? Evergreen, very slender foliage.
  • Any idea what sort of height the leaves reach? It is less likely to be a grass if it doesn't die down in winter. 

    Also, have you ever seen any kind of flowers on it?
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