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Stipa tennuisima with Sea Holly


Stipa tennuisima with Sea Holly (Eryngium variifolium)

In discussion about grasses on someone elses blog, I mentioned to Stickitoffee this combination, so I thought I'd dig out a photo from a couple of years ago.I love the way the stipa Tennuisima(Pony Tails) blows around and also catches the light.Personally I think it combines well with the hard, structural form of this Sea Holly (Eryngium Planum) Sorry pic is not particularly sharp!



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Gorgeous plant combinations, very effective

21 Mar, 2013

 

Wow, I really love this! What a gorgeous combination, I'm going to provide something similar in my garden. I'm thinking of having some spots with different colour palettes, and yellows, oranges, reds will be one of them. I say spots because my garden is not that big.
Stipa Tennuissima is in my list!

21 Mar, 2013

 

I love yellow ,blue(or mauves) and white in combination!
I've heard TV Gardeners saying that S.Tennuissima is untidy, but I love it.Lots of movement and looks great in the sunshine!!!

21 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely combination Paul, I love Stipa Tennuissima too great plant I wouldn't be without, it seeds prolificly here too don't know about yours so always lots of plants to move around :-)
I have a potentilla 'Monarchs Velvet' growing with one of mine great combination the dark red flowers scramble about and the odd few grow through it, purely accidental mind, lol.

21 Mar, 2013

 

they're great Paul !!

21 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Paul
my Stipa tennuissima do seed a bit Simbad but not as much as the other, Carex type grasses/sedges.But these sea Holly seed everywhere, including my lawn.I have to dig loads out every spring!

21 Mar, 2013

 

Hi Paul ... that's a pretty pic :o)

21 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Tt

21 Mar, 2013

 

Fantastic pic....Love this grass...:>)

22 Mar, 2013

 

Great photo, lots going on there

22 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Moyinot and Steve
Yes, Steve...I like ' busy' borders!

22 Mar, 2013

 

This border looks brilliant. This is the sort of planting I am working towards in my borders. Quite a way off though as yet. I love the colours here.

22 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks, Homebird. It was great fun planning, buying and planting the borders about 9/10years ago!

22 Mar, 2013

 

Oh! heck....better get spending now on decent sized plants......

23 Mar, 2013

 

Have to agree, that is a great combo!

29 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Karen!

29 Mar, 2013

 

I love all grasses , but this one is a favourite of mine. I love that border with all the different plants.

29 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks,...I like a 'busy' border!

29 Mar, 2013

 

Such a lovely selection of plants and they look so good together.

29 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Wildrose!

30 Mar, 2013

 

absolutely stunning! this is how flowers and plants should look in a garden.

30 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you Summerbreeze!

31 Mar, 2013



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