Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata' 

Lovely little ground cover plant for woodlands and shade. The pale margin on the leaves distinguishes it from normal Woodrush and give it its delicious texture. As with all plants of this nature (lots of leaves), best to chop down to ground level with a pair of shears in the spring. The difference between a clump of only this year's leaves and a clump of this year's leaves mixed up with a load of brown and disintegrating last year's leaves is considerable.

It's a shame it grows at one's feet. Get down on your hands and knees and have a good close look at this thing. It's exquisite from close up. I wonder if there are any horticulturally minded Dachshunds around? It spreads slowly but only reaches the top of your shoes in height.

Propagated by us by division.

Features Hardiness rating

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Grasses, Ground Cover, Grown by Us, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green

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