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Hi, My friend has a grass which appears every year in April/May which we haven't a clue what it is. It happily grows un-tended along side the low leylandii hedge edging her drive in gravel in full sun all day.
It's dark green (not blue-green though) has arching strappy english bluebell type leaves, with seed heads which also arch over & they are green slightly mauvey in colour, they don't change to white or go fluffy and they are not what i would call airy as they are quite hefty seed heads really. It's about 2-3 foot tall and although it's spreading along it's essentially tussocky. It's a stunning grass. Anyone any idea which grass it might be please? I've looked for days now online,in my readers digest plant finder book & asked several garden centres but no-one recognises it. I will try to get a photo of it as well. I was hoping to spot it at the Tatton Garden Festival last year, but no luck there either! It's a substanial tough looking grass & yet it's very elegant as well. The leaves are strong & strappy & the whole thing gently arches.

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Please could you edit your question and add a photo. Unless we can see it, it's almost impossible to identify anything.

11 May, 2011

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