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Grasses for bees/butterflies?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,135

    Nor is ophiopogon

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,135
    Verdun wrote (see)

    Yes, but they LOOK like grasses.  I still plant them for their "grasslike" form.  As I do for carex, Phormium, liriope.  image  But I agree we have all digressed from the original question


    Don't we always digress Verdunimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,135

    It doesn't do to take things too seriously image

  • image you 2!

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    Jess is in the Garden suggested deschampsia cespitosa, it is a good native grass.

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    I grew loads of this grass then had a bit of a moment and had a vision of my meadow being taken over by tussocky grass and got rid of it. I really don't know what I was thinking, I'd gone to so much trouble getting the seed too. Now I'll have to start again, and if my meadow does get tussocky then I'll just learn to love it. image

  • Thanks for all your suggestions.  I'll probably go with Deschampsia cespitosa for my border, but I'll see how I can use the 'wilder' grasses in other parts of the garden. 

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