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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 434

Does anybody know the name of this plant, I was given it, they said it was a grass but I have seen something similar but it says it's a bamboo.

I get's about 1 and half foot, it has spread just in one year.

Would I best in a pot as it spreads.

Any info or idea's would be great.

Thank you.





  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Might it be a Carex?  I used to have one similar called C. Everest.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    It looks like the grass known as 'Gardener's Gaiters' to me. Invasive, just like the bamboo

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    Garters is it MU? I had gaiter in my mind but same difference

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    image MU

    Don't touch it Lorna. image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,380

    I've always called it Garters too. In any case - it's a right b***er!  image

    I've never been tempted to grow it MU. I've seen what it can be like in other gardens.....image

    I think it always resembles a bamboo's  habit , nut. It runs like mad if it likes the location.

    Last edited: 23 April 2017 19:47:10

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

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 434

    Right just googled what was suggested and that is it, I do like it but I don't want it getting out of hand, do you think it would be ok in a large pot. weather permitting it will be coming out tomorrow.

    Thank you everybody for your help.image

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,517

    It's quite well-behaved in improved heavy clay

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 434

    Thanks B3, Think I will have to take it out anyway, I have only had it a year and it has spread quiet a bit.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,004

    I planted it into my 'Dell', a shaded boggy hollow, and it it went mad and over-ran the whole space in the first year. Looked lovely, all waving green and white. But it ran out of steam very quickly, and after 3 years there was hardly any left!

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444

    I planted it in my last garden, under an old copper beech tree where almost nothing would grow.  It kind of survived, and gave us a bit of interest under the tree.  I wouldn't dream of planting it in the open though.

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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