I was very pleased with my artistic grass photo that I posted on my last post for Wordless Wednesday but it has caused some debate over the plant’s ID so I thought I would post the other pics I took of the plant to see if this clears up the debate.
I saw the plant on my visit to Arley Arboretum and Garden and loved not only the structure of the seedheads but also the colouring of them and the fact that the plant was only 3-4ft (I’m not very good at guesstimates). I posted the photo below and tagged it according to the label which was by the plant (second photo below).
As you can see the plant was labelled Achanatherum Calamogrostis but the general consensus is that it is in fact a Miscanthus and I can see where people are coming from, though I thought Miscanthus were generally taller!
I was so taken with the plant that I bought 3 plants labelled Achanatherum Calamogrostis from their plant sales area. So either I have got Achanatherum or Miscanthus and there is no guarantee that the young plants I bought actually came from the one in the photo – so all in all confusion abounds!! Never mind there are few grasses that I don’t like and I needed some for a particular location so whatever they are will be fine!