AGM – The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit

Arundo donax A tall architectural grass. Needs a sheltered spot. Up to 3m
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ Slender leaves, pinky seed heads. Ht 120cm
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Dark green leaves, vertical habit. Ht 1.5m
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ “Bowles Golden Sedge” . Ht 30cm AGM
Carex morrowii ‘Evergold’ Gold/green foliage, low growing. Ht 20cm AGM
Carex testacea Orange/olive green foliage. Ht 45cm
Chasmanthium latifolium Broad leaves, diamond shaped flowers. Ht 45cm
Chionochloa rubra Clump-forming grass with bronzey/red leaves. Ht 1m
Cortaderia selloana “Pampas Grass” . A large clump forming evergreen grass. Ht to 3m
Deschampsia c.’ Bronze Veil’ Evergreen. Arching tufted, with bronze seeds heads all summer. Ht 1.2m
Deschampsia flexuosa ‘Tatra Gold’ Vivid green, clump forming. Ht 45cm
Elymus magellanicus Striking blue/grey leaves. Ht 60cm
Hakonekchloa macra ‘Alboaurea’ Mounds of arching bright yellow leaves. Ht 30cm
Helictotrichon sempervirens Silver grey clumps with flower stems to 130cm AGM
Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ “Japanese Blood Grass ” . Ht 60cm
Leymus arenarius A large, vigorous blue/grey grass. Best in containers
Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ “Bowles Golden Grass” – good in shade. Ht 45cm
Miscanthus sacchariflorus Dramatic clump forming grass. Ht 3m
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Cosmopolitan’ Broad, variegated leaves. Ht 1.2m
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ Attractive narrow foliage. Ht 130cm
Miscanthus s. ‘Kleine Fontaine’ Pinky plumes. Ht 1.2m
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Krater’ Bronze, silky flower heads. Ht 45cm
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ Narrow green/cream leaves. Ht 1m
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Punktchen’ Yellow horizontal stripes. Ht 1m
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’ Silver feathery flowers on 2m stems, very wind resistant.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’ Green/white foliage. Ht 140cm
Miscanthus s. ‘Yakushima Dwarf’ One of the smallest Miscanthus. Ht 30cm
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ Striking yellow “Zebra” variegation. Ht 1.6-2.0m
Miscanthus ‘Flamingo’ An earlier flowering grass with reddish/pink plumes. Ht 1.5m AGM
Miscanthus ‘Undine’ Elegant narrow light green leaves & coppery pink seed heads. Ht 1.5m AGM
Molinia ‘Edith Dudszus’ Purple seed heads. Flower height. Ht 1m
Molinia ‘Transparent’ One of the tallest flowering Molinias – to 2.4m
Molinia caerulea ‘Variegata’ Cream and green foliage. Ht 30cm AGM
Molinia ‘Windspiel’ Tall, erect flowering stems to a height of 1.8m
Panicum virgatum ‘Rehbraun’ Excellent colouring in autumn. Ht 90-120cm
Panicum virgatum ‘Squaw’ Taller growing; 120-150cm with late red & purple colouring
Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ Steely grey leaves, airy seed heads. Ht 1m
Stipa arundinacea Graceful grass with good autumn colour. Ht 1m
Stipa gigantea Tall flowering, giant oat grass. Ht 2m AGM
Stipa tenuissima Graceful silvery green foliage. Ht 60cm