Foliage & Fillers
Aka Chamaeraphis macrostachya$2.17
Setaria macrostachya is a perennial ornamental grass that is usually grown as an annual. Long, erect, slender stems bear broad, arching leaves and produce lovely soft foxtail-like flower-heads. Suitable for growing in the garden or in containers they make a wonderful addition to the garden and the vase.
Aka 'Goldkind' and 'Yellow Springs'.$2.45
Solidago canadensis 'Golden Baby' is an easy to grow hardy perennial that bears flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow plumes. Growing to around 60cm tall they are perfect for borders or containers and provide end-of-season colour. Given an early sowing they will bloom in their first year.
Feather Grass, Needle Grass. Aka ‘Lace Veil’.$2.73
Stipa capillata 'Bridal Veil' is one of the prettiest perennial grasses. Forming a dense, glossy green clump of foliage they bloom in summer with beautiful upright plumes. The hair-like awns are at first clear green, and as they mature they turn a beautiful silvery-white.
Golden Oats$4.13Stipa gigantea is the most dramatically beautiful of all grasses. It has the wonderful and fashionably transparent quality of providing height without bulk, tall stems of golden oat-like flowers allow glimpses into the garden beyond.
Recently renamed 'Nassella tenuissima'. Mexican Feather Grass$2.31
Stipa tenuissima 'Pony Tails' is wonderfully impressive. In summer, plants are covered with masses of elegant pale feathery seed-heads which are held a little above the foliage. These can be cut for use in arrangements indoors. Alternatively they make a useful winter food source for finches and other seed-eating birds.
Sweet wormwood, Qing Hao$2.73
Artemisia annua, commonly called Sweet Annie is a graceful annual with tall stems with fine bright green ferny foliage. With sweetly fragrant foliage it has a wide variety of uses both medicinal and for handcrafting but is most often grown for fresh and dried arrangements.
Also marketed as 'Blizzard'$3.85
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The pure white form of Thalictrum delavayi is absolutely exquisite. ‘Album’ blooms with sprays of pure white flowers that create a delicate snowy haze that wafts above other late summer perennials. Marketed as 'Blizzard' and 'Sternenhimmel', which translates as 'starry sky', the seed-laden stems are particularly effective in silhouette and the flowers are best seen against a dark background.
Valerian, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland$2.31
Valeriana officinalis is a graceful wildflower that is native to Europe and Western Asia. The tall, branched flower stalks are held atop a low mound of foliage, the densely clustered flowers are sweetly scented and usually white with a hint of pink.