This grass was given to me by my Uncle.  It was about 20 fronds, and a foot high.. Now it is about three foot high, and about 4ft in circumference.   Ornamental Grass? Or Weed? 




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,065

    I think a better photo would be required. This one must have been taken in the dark. A sight of the leaves or the flower would be essential to ID. Both preferably

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Stipa arundinacea? It does clump up quickly.

  • FairleaFairlea Posts: 9

    I agree - Stipa arundinacea, although I think it's name has changed - can't remember what.

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     Here we go - far better picture - complete with the litte thingies that grow on the stalks.... You can see I'mreally good at gardening image

  • Not too sure what grasses they are,but i have a mysterious plant appeared in my garden too .Its about 5ft tall with lemon flowers see pic,hoping someone will no its name?



  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    that is cephalaria ruth (scabious)

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,363

    I'm not a grass expert so will leave that for others,but Ruth's is a scabious. 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Someone elsewhere has suggested rushes

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,882

    I think the 'grassy' thing might be a Juncus - soft rush 


    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    Try Juncus effuses or something similar  ( a Rush)

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • brrrrr brrrrrr brrrrr Dove From Above... Uvvaavvvooooooo.. You are right!! That looks exactly like it....


    And Fidget Bones... Also THank you so much,!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,882

    A very useful plant in the past - you've heard of rush lights? 

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
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