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Please ID an ornamental Grass?

Dear Forum Members,

I have found a small quantity of this ornamental grass in my garden. Does anyone know it's name? 

I hope the photo doesn't display as too small.

Many thanks,

The Grateful Deadhead


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    That's so small I can't see it GDimage

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    Obviously, uploading the photo is useful.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    That's betterimage

    I think that's Phalaris arundinacea var. Picta, known as gardeners gaiters. Is it spreading well? That would confirm

  • I am not sure, I think there's not much and its a bit sparse. Too dark to go check now, even though I was weeding tonight until I nearly lost my tools. I will probably find out in the morning that the weeds are still there, and I've pulled up a prize peony or something.! 

    ...and thank you!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    weeding in the dark sounds interestingimage. You'd recognise the stinging nettlesimage

  • There was a patch of stinging nettles involved, yes. Tall ones with flowers on the top.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Sounds like some of mineimage

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