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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

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 Posts: 27,160

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    image MU

    Don't touch it Lorna. image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,134

    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....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    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: 25,247

    It's quite well-behaved in improved heavy clay

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    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: 4,409

    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 Posts: 8,027

    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.

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
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