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I don't like grasses personally but I need an ID on this please.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,424

    I'm a grass novice, but I think the white line in the leaf indicates that it's a Miscanthus - Hosta and Verdun will undoubtedly be able to confirm that or not, and tell you much more than I can.

    Watch out, I used not to be that keen on grasses ... but they're addictive image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593

    Looks like one of the miscanthus to me with taht central stripe down the leaves but who knows which one?

    Verdun likes grasses so maybe he recognises it.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593

    Dove - I got into grasses in a big way a few years ago but apart from miscanthus zebrinus and miscanthus something else with leaves like the above and frothier flowers they all froze to death and even those two aren't wonderful after the cold wet spring and early summer.   A recent purchase of some molinia "Transparent" is doing well over by the pond and some bronze carex is self seeding all over the woodland path.

    On the whole I'm coming back round to thinking the place for grass is short and green and in a lawn with clover and daisies and self heal!

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • The miscanthus could be the cultivar 'Silberspinne'. The other grass is anemanthele lessoniana.

    H-C 

  • One of my favourites. Evergreen, colours well in the colder months. Beware the flowering stems - 4ft long plus and beautifully fine and graceful, but droop because of their thin structure and can make the whole plant several feet across. I found a hedgehog hibernating in one last year.

    H-C

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,424

    I have Miscanthus nepalensis, which is incredibly beautiful, and Molinia 'Transparent' which is also incredibly beautiful.  The other tall grass I have is Molinia caerulea 'Karl Foerster' which has beautiful purplish flowers - love it. image  I'm hoping they survive a Norfolk winter - they came through last winter, but it was very mild. 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593

    Molinia "Transparent" should be fine.  It's been in my garden for several years and done deep snow and deep freezes and still comes back in spring.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,424

    That's good to know Obelixx image

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  • See if you can find panicum virgatum 'Squaw'. Up to about a metre tall, the leave blades colour a rich purple . Complements plants like verbena bonariensis and vernonia crinita 'Mammuth' and lower growing plants with lavender and mauve tones superbly.  Throw in just a splash of rich yellow or orange to light it up - fantastic! 

    H-C

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