They add movement and structure to your garden, something sculptured and contemporary can still be achieved without spending a fortune – win/win!
Most grasses can also be split in the early spring to give you more and more for your money.

Acorus gramineus Ogon

Acorus gramineus Ogon

'Ogon' is an attractive, dwarf, rush-like plant with gold and green variegated leaves which, while not fully evergreen, will withstand all but the worst winters. Grown only for their foliage, these plants associate well with other compact evergreens. Its size makes it suitable for small water features

2L  €3.50
Briza media

Briza media

Although it's a native grass, this easily-grown perennial is worthy of a place in any border when its large quaking seed heads erupt over the foliage in summer. When first open, the seed heads are green but they gradually take on golden shades as summer progresses and become almost animated when touched by a gentle summer breeze.

2L  €3.50
Calamagrostis Karl Foerster

Calamagrostis Karl Foerster

One of the best upright growing grasses that forms a stiff clump. It's easy to grow and is tolerant of most soil conditions, although its size is usually determined by the amount of moisture in the soil. In summer it produces tall flowerheads that start off pale green and gradually turn bright golden yellow. These move in the breeze and last into the winter months.

2L  €4.50
Carex comans Bronze

Carex comans Bronze

This interesting sedge forms dense tussocks of narrow, bronze-brown leaves. It is a versatile grass that is happy in most situations in sun or shade. The small inconspicuous flowers are borne in summer over its evergreen foliage. It is useful for providing winter interest in the herbaceous border when other plants have died back

2L  €4.50
Cortaderia sell. Pumila

Cortaderia sell. Pumila

Pampas grass suffered bad press for a few years, following the trend of having them as lone plants in the middle of the lawn. They are now back in fashion, although this time they are firmly back in the border, planted alongside the swaying flower-heads of other ornamental grasses. 'Pumila' is a charming dwarf form that only reaches 1.5m (5ft) high. This may not sound very dwarf but, compared to the towering heights that other pampas grasses reach, it certainly qualifies for this description. Grow in any well-drained soil in a sunny position.

2L  €3.50
Deschampsia Goldtau

Deschampsia Goldtau

Sometimes known as 'Golden Dew', this spectacular fountain-shaped grass produces a tall spray of blonde flower-heads that erupt from a compact tuft of evergreen foliage at the base of the plant. The seed-heads persist well into winter turning bronze-brown . The dried flower stalks are a valuable addition to winter flower arrangements, but also look very attractive in the garden, especially when caught by hoar frost.

2L  €4.50
Festuca Glauca

Festuca Glauca

The truest blue of the dwarf grasses and totally drought-proof once established, this is a gem for a rock garden. The stiff thread-like blue foliage and steel blue flower-heads form dense rather upright tussocks, which look good grown for foliage interest amongst a wide variety of rock plants.

2L           €3.50
Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus

Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus

Miscanthus is a deciduous, clump-forming, perennial grass. It has upright or arching bluish-green leaves with pale yellowish horizontal bands across them. Maroon-purple leaves appear in autumn complementing the rest of the plant, which turns a russet colour. Plants look good either as specimen plants or planted in groups in herbaceous borders.

2L  €4.50