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Molinia arundinacea ‘Karl Foerster’

Purple Moor-grass

‘Karl Foerster’ is a tufted deciduous grass forming a clump of arching, linear leaves that turn yellow in autumn, with narrow panicles of purple flowers in summer.
Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size
: 1.2 to 1.5 m
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Molinia caerulea ‘Heidebraut’

Purple Moor-grass

‘Heidebraut’ forms dense tussocks of narrow upright leaves, colouring in autumn. Slender plumes of densely-set dark purple spikelets are borne on deep purple-black arching stems, to around 1.2 m tall. The stems turn colour as they age, becoming orange-yellow by late autumn. Hardy, evergreen. Moist but well-drained soil.
Eventual size: 1,2 m
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Molinia caerulea ‘Igel’

Purple Moor-grass

‘Igel’ is a compact deciduous grass forming a dense clump with narrow brown flower heads in late summer. Attract butterflies. Hardy but not evergreen. Normal, moist soil.
Eventual size: 20-30 cm
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Molinia caerulea ‘Moorhexe’

Blue Moor-grass

Moorhexe’ is a compact deciduous grass forming a dense clump of narrow, upright leaves turning pale brown and orange in winter, with narrow purplish flower heads in late summer. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size: 30-80 cm
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Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Niger’

Black Snake Beard

Evergreen soil covering plant that spreads through root shootsbut isn’t aggressive. Sword-shaped, deep black purple leaves. The leaf feels leathery due to the wax layer. Small, inconspicuous, lilac flowers in late spring, and small bells in summer.
Eventual size: 20 to 30 cm
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Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’

Switch Grass

‘Heavy Metal’ is a rhizomatous perennial grass forming clumps of upright metallic blue-grey leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Broad, diffuse, weeping panicles to 50cm long of tiny purple-green spikelets in early autumn. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size: 60 cm to 1.2 m
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Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’

Switch Grass

One of the few truly upright forms of P.virgatum having a very distinctive narrow vertical habit and wide blue grey foliage that turns yellowy orange in autumn. Superb as a vertical accent in the garden or containers. Well drained soil, moderately fertile. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size: 1.5 to 2 m
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Panicum virgatum ‘Rehbraun’

Switch Grass

Pendant clusters of tiny, purple-green spikelets and upright mid-green leaves turning rich reddish-purple in autumn. This deciduous ornamental grass is renowned for its striking autumn colour. It’s perfect for providing vertical interest in a sunny, well-drained new perennial border. Moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size: 60 cm to 1.2 m
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Panicum virgatum ‘Squaw’

Switch Grass

This grass provides a wash of winey, reddish-purple flowerheads against which to show off late-summer flowers. But Panicum virgatum ‘Squaw’ is ever-changing, with fresh, bright green leaves in early summer and pink inflorescences from midsummer. Autumn is the glory time. In winter it fades to straw-coloured fluff. Moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size: 1 m to 1.3 m
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Panicum virgatum ‘Warrior’

Switch Grass

‘Warrior’ is a deciduous perennial grass forming a clump of flat, linear leaves turning yellow in autumn, and large purple flowering panicles. Moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size: 1 to 1.4 m
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Pennisetum Alopecuroides

Chinese Fountain Grass

P. alopecuroides is grass forming a dense clump of narrow leaves to 60cm long, turning pale brown in winter, with tall stems bearing softly hairy, oblong, green to purple inflorescences in late summer and early autumn. Moderately hardy, evergreen. Well-drained soil.
Eventual size: 50 cm to 1 m
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Pennisetum Alopecuroides ‘Hameln’

Chinese Fountain Grass

‘Hameln’ is a clump-forming perennial grass with arching linear leaves and cylindrical panicles of bristly, purple-tinged spikelets in late summer. Well drained soil. Hardy but not evergreen.
Eventual size
: 60 to 90 cm
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