Stipa tenuissima. Sedum hybridum 'Czar's Gold' ... Stipa gigantea. Pixie Spanish oats (Stipa gigantea “Pixie”) has dense tufts of dark-green leaves with long-stemmed golden heads like giant oats. Since finding them a sunny, sheltered, and spacious spot in well-drained soil they’ve thrived on very little attention from me. This grass doesn’t flower fully until its third year, after which a steady supply of seedlings are available to keep the structured planting going. These plants will have a lot more details displayed including an image. Great post Kate. Wordless Wednesday : Stipa gigantea Going for Gold, Wordless Wednesday : Glowing in the Twilight, Nearly Wordless Wednesday : Ladies in Lavender, Wordless Wednesday : Nasturtiums and Summer Showers, NGS Day June 26th 2016 : Gates Open Today from 1-5.30pm, Wordless Wednesday : The Common Spotted Orchid, Wordless Wednesday : Siberian Iris ‘Silver Edge’. Met een tikje geluk zie je, als oplettende voorbijganger, dit geliefde dier langs een boomstam omhoog rennen, of in een snel tempo voorbij spurten naar een volgende schuilplaats. Great tips – thank you. Wordless Wednesday : Soaking up the spring sunshine, Chionochloa : A Case of Mistaken Identity, Wordless Wednesday : Welcome signs of Spring, Pennisetum alopecuroides : a late winter friend, Eragrostis curvula : African weeping love grass, Tall purple moor-grass : Molinia caerulea subsp. Mar 11, 2018 - Bridge Over Troubled Water show garden, designed by Anoushka Feiler, Hampton Court Flower Show 2012. Thank you Annette, I’m pleased you like the look of the less often seen C.rubra. Our work is driven by our simple love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a … Typha angustifolia. Wordless Wednesday : Curiouser and Curiouser …. Typha angustifolia Narrowleaf Cattail. Thatchy strands blend in, as do spent flowering stems. Hi Erik, thank you for your most interesting comments on this post. 5.00. Pflanzplan des "Gartens der Wachau" bei der NÖ Landesgartenschau 2008 - DIE GARTEN TULLN 'Pixie' is a tufted, evergreen grass, producing a dense mound of tough, narrow leaves and open, branched panicles of golden, oat-like flowers to 1.2m in summer and autumn, All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. If you get a third which one will you try? May 19, 2016 - Add romance and hazy color to your life–and create instant curb appeal–by planting perennials grasses in a front yard, alongside a path, or as a mini meado Read more; Hemerocallis Dragons Eye-1L £ 4.99. Stipa gigantea 'Pixie' 'Pixie' is a tufted, evergreen grass, producing a dense mound of tough, narrow leaves and open, branched panicles of golden, oat-like flowers to 1.2m in summer and autumn Stipa gigantea 'Gold Fontaene' By the way have you ever grown my favourite Miscanthus nepalensis? 222879/SC038262, If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. I have also grown Hakonechloa macra “Aureola” successfully before so wouldn’t mind giving it a go again when we get all our building completed. I think it would work well on tough leaved carex too, I have some pot grown green leaved Frosted Curls that are looking very sorry for themselves right now. I was whooping in agreement when I read his authoritative cultivation notes : anemanthele should never be cut right back to ground level. Drained soil in sun. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Saxifraga 'Red Pixie' 5.00. All of which suggests that sourcing good-sized plants from a specialist nursery is a sound investment. ( Log Out /  Terreno: asciutto, con ottimo drenaggio invernale. Mia Ingolia/Courtesy photo We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Lovely photographs too. I’m so glad that it is doing well in the garden here, we now have two, but who knows, maybe I’ll have to add another! It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Bekijk meer ideeën over Siergrassen, Tuin grassen, Tuin ideeën. Add to basket; Stipa gigantea 3L £ 8.99. I’ll try again with Stipa gigantea and I might even find space for five of them. The Garden House images are worth checking out for an idea of the full size at maturity 4’x3′ (especially if thinking about pot growing). This is very useful again, Kate. We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. Carex solandri is a wonderful, pot friendly, dead easy evergreen sedge, it would look stunning in the back row of your spring bulb theatre (;. arundinacea, Autumn musings : Lofty cultivars of Miscanthus sinensis, Filming Barn House garden for BBC Gardeners’ World 2016. It may turn out these are identical, just sepa-rate names offered by two differ-ent nurseries. Last year this group flowered rather inconspicuously for the first time alongside the opium poppies and red valerian. To curtail wayward seedlings I deadhead anemanthele, preferably on a damp day before the seed sets. Orientating them to catch the sun pays off, tall airy flowered grasses look amazing backlit, here by the mellow evening sun in high summer. Join The younger ones have gone brown at the tips and I’m thinking they should have a light trim. I have heard that there’s an RHS trial of Stipa gigantea in the pipeline, there have been a number of new introductions like ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘Pixie’, I wonder if this will come up? Since 2012 the original three at the front of the border did so well that I added a further five in 2013. Typha latifolia Broadleaf Cattail. It got a bit stressed immmediately afterwards and no longer looks lush. Poaceae, Genus Thank you Kate for another interesting and informative post. Deschampsia caespitosa Pixie Fountain Festuca glauca Blue Fox Festuca glauca Elijah Blue Kohleria glauca Millium effusum Aureum Stipa arundinacea Stipa gigantea Stipa tenuissima. Until then they’re top-heavy and, although stipa doesn’t like to be overcrowded, they work well from a young age with early summer flowering bulbs like alliums. "This Best in Show garden may at first glance look like an excavated Roman ruin; large column sculptures which are repeated through the design. So glad I put them all together having seen your photo of the mature ones en masse. From all I’ve read, S. gigantea does well in poor soil and is extremely drought tolerant, so it would seem to me that the ones in leaner, drier soil should actually do better. Alas, I don’t have an extensive sheltered, sunny slope for such an ambitious planting here, a late summer sortee to Buckland Monachorum will have to do. Saxifraga 'Winifred Bevington' 5.00. Googling Chinonchloa rubra along with The Garden House will transport you to designer Sophie Dixon’s oh so tempting images of what can be achieved planting this grass en masse. Genus Stipa can be evergreen or deciduous, mostly perennial grasses with arching, folded or rolled, linear leaves and narrow panicles of often long-awned spikelets in summer and autumn Details 'Pixie' is a tufted, evergreen grass, producing a dense mound of tough, narrow leaves and open, branched panicles of golden, oat-like flowers to 1.2m in summer and autumn alba, Wordless Wednesday : Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’, NGS Open Day June 2017 and Plans for 2018, Wordless Wednesday : A Bit of Light Relief, Wordless Wednesday : Fascinating Fasciation, ‘Lamprothyrsus hieronymi!’ A Grassy Magic Spell for NGS Day, Wordless Wednesday : Clematis ‘Pangbourne Pink’, Wordless Wednesday : Paeonia x lemoinei ‘Souvenir de Maxime Cornu’, Wordless Wednesday : Raindrops on a Favourite Rose, Wordless Wednesday : A Tiny Teatime Treat, Wordless Wednesday : Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Night’, Wordless Wednesday : Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’. Of my seven recently moved Anemanthele interestingly it is the older ones that I cut back that are settling in the best. Sanbaz . Posted by kate@barnhouse in Ornamental grasses, Anemanthele lessoniana, Chionochloa 'Rubra', grooming evergreen grasses, stipa gigantea. Best used as a specimen plant, surrounded by a low groundcover. In either extreme flowering seems to be restricted. Imagine hundreds drifting down a sunny slope …. the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9, Other common names Recently I was given Crug Farm’s cultivar M.n.’Shikola’, this and Pan Global Plants one are meant to be hardier. Chilly weather enhances the foxy-red tints in its foliage. Den finns i olika namnsorter och vill man ha ett lite lägre jättefjädergräs så är sorten ’Pixie’ bäst. It is useful to know which ones to cut back and when. I did write a post on Himalyan Fairy Grass as it’s also known – the star plant is in my neighbour’s garden. Perhaps it’s the third of the evergreens that’s trickiest to grow well. Wordless Wednesday : Coming in to land …. I am at once tempted to replace the three under-performing plants with seedlings of the best one – they all self-sow with abandon around my garden – and reluctant to replace mature plants that have taken years to reach that point with open-pollinated seedlings that are not guaranteed to perform like their better parent. They look fantastic, but except for one of the clumps – which also happens to be the largest – the others have a fairly large number of flowering culms that seem to die at different stages before they are fully grown, and the ‘aborted’ seed heads on those culms look dry instead of coppery, and the culms break easily and look like it’s already mid-winter. Even so, I’d hesitate to risk one of these tightly bunched mature specimens. 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