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Mystery ornamental grass

Iam18 inches tall with seed heads on 6 foot tall stems. My shiny green leaves spread 3 feet wide. My seed heads are slim catkins and mid brown. My seeds are a slightly paler brown and small. What am I? i would so love to know the name of my mystery grass, can anyone help? Regards Val Griffiths


  • no,but a picture might help.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555

    I should think it's Carex pendula againimage

    Have the shiny green leaves got a ridge up the back?

  • New to the forum and cant persuade mobile phone to post pictures. I will have a go from desk based computer
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145

    Sounds like a Carex of some sort nut, I should think. Are the leaves narrow Valerie?  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,040

    Sounds more like a stipa gigantea with those tall stems and low foliage clump but a picture will definitely help.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,555

    It was the 'catkins' than made me think C. pendula obelixx

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