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  1. Molinia caerulea ssp.caerulea is a variety of shorter moor grass that has a unique character and undeniable charm.
    €2.34

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    With a unique character and undeniable charm, Molinia caerulea produces masses flower stems that are at first so delicate they are almost invisible, together they form a floating sea of movement. Probably at their resplendent best as summer turns to autumn and their foliage turns a warm butter yellow.

  2. Muhlenbergia capillaris display dramatic arching plumes of soft pink flowers,  reminiscent of headdresses worn by Vegas showgirls.

    Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Pink Muhly Grass'

    Mist grass, Pink Hair Grass
    €3.90

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    Even people who aren’t familiar with ornamental grasses often know Muhlenbergia capillaris. With dramatic arching plumes of soft pink flowers reminiscent of headdresses worn by Vegas showgirls, a large planting of this wonderful grass is enough to stop traffic.

  3. Muhlenbergia lindheimeri bloom with panicles of muted purplish grey tones, aging to an antique silver that festoon the winter landscape.

    Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

    Lindheimer's Muhly Grass
    €3.54

    Out of stock

    Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is a warm-season grass that has a strong vertical form with effusive, arching, blue-green foliage. It sends forth slender, perfect-for-cutting inflorescences on upright stems. Panicles of muted purplish grey tones that age to an antique silver and festoon the winter landscape.

  4. Musa acuminata

    Musa acuminata

    Dwarf Banana, Chinese Banana
    €2.34

    The development of bananas is a source of both pride and amazement to those unfamiliar with banana culture. Musa acuminata is a 'dwarf variety' with broad, long, graceful leaves, and is extremely suitable for containers or gardens.

  5. Musa balbisiana

    Musa balbisiana

    It has no common name
    €2.94

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    Musa Balbisiana is a fruit bearing variety and one of the progenitors of the present-day commercial bananas. The clumps of lush, dark foliage make it ideal for creating a jungle landscape. It develops large colourful inflorescence of bright red and maroon.

  6. Musa ornata

    Musa ornata

    Purple Flowering or Ornamental Banana
    €2.70

    Out of stock

    Musa ornata is a very attractive ornamental banana plant with tropical flair. A small plant that produces long, glaucous-green, oblong leaves and a gorgeous purple inflorescence in summer. It makes a much more manageable plant than other species and is extremely suitable for containers and well suited for indoor use.
  7.  The leaves are a darker glossy green, with new leaves producing a lovely pink flush to the underside.

    Musa sikkimensis

    Himalayan, Darjeeling or Sikkim Hardy Banana
    €3.54

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    Musa sikkimensis is still a relatively new plant introduction and is proving to be as hardy as the most popular banana species Basjoo, but I think more attractive and quite spectacular as a large plant. The leaves are a darker glossy green, with new leaves producing a lovely pink flush to the underside.
  8. Nigella papillosa

    Nigella papillosa

    Aka Nigella hispanica, Spanish Love in a Mist
    €1.86

    Once you see Nigella in bloom, you will always recognise it by its unique mist of airy bracts and foliage. It earns its common name of Love-in-a-Mist from the tangle of ferny, fennel like foliage that forms a mist around the flowers. Nigella papillosa blooms has deep rich purple stamens that highlight delicate blue blooms and are followed by intriguing seed pods.

  9. Nigella papillosa ‘African Bride’ is a most attractive variety. Deep rich purple stamens that highlight pure white blooms.

    Nigella papillosa ‘African Bride’

    Aka Nigella hispanica, Spanish Love in a Mist
    €2.10

    Nigella papillosa ‘African Bride’ is a most attractive variety. Deep rich purple stamens that highlight pure white blooms are followed by intriguing red seed pods. A hardy annual that is very easy to grow, it is rather special as a cut flower, and lovely in summer borders too.

  10. Panicum virgatum is renowned for its upright steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves.

    Panicum virgatum

    Panic Grass, Switchgrass
    €1.98

    Despite its American provenance Panicum virgatum was originally taken up by German landscapers and gardeners. Renowned for its steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves, but it is the contrast between the rigid, stainless-steel foliage and purple-pink froth that really charms.

  11. Panicum virgatum was originally taken up by German landscapers and gardeners.

    Panicum virgatum 'Emerald Chief'

    Panic Grass, Switchgrass
    €2.34

    'Emerald Chief' is a good Panicum virgatum selected seed strain. Hardy with sturdy upright deep green growth and great autumn colour. The panicles open red pink in late summer and its foliage turns from green to a lovely deep gold. This chief stands up tall throughout the winter months.

  12. Boston ivy is a wonderful ornamental vine with elegant, dark green glossy foliage which is replaced with a vivid range of crimson reds in autumn.

    Parthenocissus tricuspidata veitchii 'Boston Ivy'

    Boston Ivy, Bostonian Ivy, Wall Ivy
    €3.06
    Boston ivy is a wonderful ornamental vine. The elegant, dark green glossy foliage is replaced with a vivid range of crimson reds in autumn. Sensational for covering walls, fences and arbors. If allowed, it will grow to impressive size and can turn the most mundane masonry building into a stately wall of foliage.
  13. Pennisetum alopecuroides has slender arching leaves and graceful fountain-like plumes.

    Pennisetum alopecuroides

    Fountain Grass
    €2.34

    Pennisetum alopecuroides is an especially appealing species, it changes its appearance and colour throughout the growing season. In late summer graceful fountain-like plumes emerge in profusion, they slowly change colour to a blend of green, soft pinks and light-colored maroons before maturing to light tan.

  14. Pennisetum alopecuroides var. viridescens

    Pennisetum alopecuroides var. viridescens

    Black Flowered or Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass
    €2.70

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    Pennisetum alopecuroides var. viridescens has broader leaves and darker flower heads than the regular species and, growing to around 60cm tall, it is also slightly smaller. It has graceful smoky purple-black plumes that contrast nicely with the slender arching, glossy, deep green foliage.

  15. Pennisetum villosum is one of the easiest and most visually stunning grasses to grow

    Pennisetum villosum 'Cream Falls'

    Chinese Fountain Grass
    €2.34

    Out of stock

    Pennisetum villosum is one of the easiest and most visually stunning grasses to grow. Brilliant white, rabbit-tail spikes are produced in abundance from bushy, clump-forming deciduous plants. Eye-catching and early to flower in borders or large containers.
  16. Phormium - Mixed species and hybrids
    €1.98

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    Phormium Mixed species and hybrids offer a variety of colours and forms for the garden. Easy to grow and extremely tolerant of a variety of harsh conditions they provide structure and act as a foil for flowering plants. As an evergreen they add valuable winter interest to the garden.

  17. Pycnanthemum pilosum 'Mountain Mint'

    Pycnanthemum pilosum 'Mountain Mint'

    American Mountain Mint
    €1.86

    This attractive plant will be equally at home in the flower border or keeping company with the sage and thyme in your herb garden. Delightfully aromatic, the floral-peppermint scent is subtly different from other mints. Mountain mint is a great nectar plant, its honey is much sought after.

  18. Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis'
    €2.34

    This is a new and rather spectacular version of the Castor Oil Plant. Ricinus communis 'Zanzibarensis' is a fast growing, palm tree-like plant, it sports large green leaves and would be a splendid specimen for the back of the border. Be warned ... this remarkably architectural plant can grow up to 12 ft tall.

  19. Rosularia is a rosette forming succulent that closely resemble other rosette forming Crassulaceae such as Sempervivum and Echeveria,

    Rosularia rechingeri

    Syn: Prometheum rechingeri
    €3.24

    Rosularia is a rosette forming succulent that closely resemble other Crassulaceae such as Sempervivum and Echeveria. It distinguishes itself in spring time when the small green clusters change to a vibrant rich reddish tone. Rare yet hardy, they are seldom seen other than in specialist nurseries or rock garden collections.

  20. Sagina subulata is one of the best low growing ground covers that is both decorative and low maintenance.

    Sagina subulata 'Irish Moss'

    Pearlwort, Corsican Pearlwort

    Starting at: €1.50

    Sagina subulata is one of the best low growing ground covers. Irish moss is most often used as a ground cover, softening paths and stepping-stones. It gives a lush accent to rock garden and terraces. For a luxurious carpet of green, few plants can match Irish Moss.

  21. Salvia argentea is prized for its spectacular, large, furry silver-grey leaves.
    €3.42
    Salvia argentea is prized for its spectacular, large, furry silver-grey leaves. The plants form an attractive mound that provide a dramatic background for colourful summer flowers. It complements purple or magenta flowers and looks gorgeous in a ‘white’ garden.
  22. Santolina or lavender cotton is a Mediterranean small shrub with soft, woolly, finely divided foliage, that make neat, rounded bushes.
    €2.94

    Santolina, commonly known as Lavender Cotton is a small shrub with soft, woolly, finely divided foliage, that make neat, rounded bushes. They are valuable for mass planting, ideal for knot gardens and small hedging around herb gardens etc. It will stand any amount of clipping and shaping - a perfect plant for control freaks.

  23. The papery bracts of Scabiosa stellata add a new shape to the garden.

    Scabiosa stellata

    Paper moons, Star-flowers
    €1.98

    The papery bracts of Scabiosa stellata is an example of perfect geometry. A delicate geodesic sphere of translucent papery, cone shaped bracts adds a new shape to the garden. The everlasting seed heads make excellent cut flowers and are perfect for dried arrangements.

  24. Hugely impressive in any garden, Sedum telephium ‘Emperors Wave’ is ideal for adding a curious splash of colour to a garden even in winter.

    Sedum telephium 'Emperor's Waves'

    Emperor's Stonecrop
    Recently renamed Hylotelephium telephium
    €2.70

    Hugely impressive in any garden, Sedum telephium ‘Emperors Wave’ boasts succulent, blue-green foliage and masses of star-shaped flowers in glorious shades of deep pink and purple. They are popular with late season perennials and ornamental grasses. The extreme contrast in flower shape enhance each other, adding to the textures and colours of the late season garden.

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