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ACORUS gramineus 'Licorice', Japanese Sweet Flag, Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus 'Licorice'
Japanese Sweet Flag, Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Foliage has a stong licorice scent and flavor. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside planting or in containers. Nice when used in edges. Foliage color: green. Height: 12 inches. Spread: 12 inches. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. Exposure: sun or shade. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ACORUS gramineus 'Pusillus Minimus Aureus'
Miniature Variegated Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Will take light traffic. Quite rare. Foliage: bleached golden yellow. Ht: 4-6 inches. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ACORUS gramineus 'Pusillus', Dwarf Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus 'Pusillus'
Dwarf Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Will take light traffic. Height: 3-5 inches. Foliage color: green. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ACORUS gramineus variegatus, White Striped Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus variegatus
White Striped Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Nice in edges. Foliage color: variegated green and cream. Height: 1-2'. Exposure: sun or light shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ACORUS gramineus variegatus, White Striped Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus variegatus
White Striped Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Nice in edges. Foliage color: variegated green and cream. Height: 1-2'. Exposure: sun or light shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ACORUS gramineus variegatus 'Ogon'
Golden Variegated Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or in containers. Nice when used in edges. Foliage: variegated golden yellow. Height: 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/moist. Can grow in bog/shallow water. Plant prefers consistently moist soil but not standing water. Reduce water in full shade. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ANDROPOGON gerardii 'Holy Smoke'
Holy Smoke Big Bluestem

Grass-like Perennial: Deer & drought resistant. Perfect for adding height & color to the garden. Tall upright stems emerge blue-green, maturing to green tinged with red. Beautiful bronze and lavender coloring in fall. Best massed in wildflower meadows, prairie or naturalized areas. Good rock garden and screen/accent plant. Bloom time: fall. Height: 4-7’. Width: 2-3’. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z4.

ANEMANTHELE lessoniana (syn. STIPA or APERA arundinacea), Feather Grass, Pheasant's-tail Grass ANEMANTHELE lessoniana (syn. STIPA or APERA arundinacea)
Feather Grass, Pheasant's-tail Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Tolerates coast. Beautiful ornamental grass with long, drooping panicles down to 3' over green to orange foliage. Native to New Zealand. Stems: 2-5'. Plume: purplish-brown spikes. Good for cutting & drying. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

BAMBUSA multiplex, Clumping Bamboo BAMBUSA multiplex
Clumping Bamboo

A very beautiful semi-tropical bamboo perfect for hot areas. Gorgeous 1" diameter canes and lush foliage. New culms emerge a sunny bright yellow and are decorated with random green and pink-striping. Wonderful interior plant. Height: 20'. Exposure: sun.

BAUMEA rubiginosa 'Variegata', Variegated Rush, Golden Sword BAUMEA rubiginosa 'Variegata'
Variegated Rush, Golden Sword

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Native to New Zealand. A slow spreading grass-like plant. Stiff, upright growth habit with narrow, tubular dark green foliage with yellow variegation, 18-24" x 24". Nice pot or bog plant. Tolerates boggy conditions w/free standing water. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z6-11. (syn. Machaerina rubiginosa 'Variegata')

BAUMEA rubiginosa 'Variegata', Variegated Rush, Golden Sword BAUMEA rubiginosa 'Variegata'
Variegated Rush, Golden Sword

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Native to New Zealand. A slow spreading grass-like plant. Stiff, upright growth habit with narrow, tubular dark green foliage with yellow variegation, 18-24" x 24". Nice pot or bog plant. Tolerates boggy conditions w/free standing water. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z6-11. (syn. Machaerina rubiginosa 'Variegata')

BOUTELOUA 'Angel Eyelash', California Blue Grama BOUTELOUA 'Angel Eyelash'
California Blue Grama

Grass: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Deer & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Showy blms in late spring w/long prplsh blue eyelashes held horizontally above the lvs. Cool-season interest, as the long lasting seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscapes. Blms: summer-fall. Size: 1' x 1' or less. Sun. Z4.

BOUTELOUA 'Angel Eyelash', California Blue Grama BOUTELOUA 'Angel Eyelash'
California Blue Grama

Grass: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Deer & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Showy blms in late spring w/long prplsh blue eyelashes held horizontally above the lvs. Cool-season interest, as the long lasting seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscapes. Blms: summer-fall. Size: 1' x 1' or less. Sun. Z4.

BOUTELOUA gracilis, Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass BOUTELOUA gracilis
Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass

Grass: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Showy flowers in late spring that look like long purplish blue eyelashes held horizontally above the lvs, creates quite the show. Cool-season interest, as the long lasting seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscapes. Blm time: summer-fall. Size: 1 ft or less x 1 ft or less. Sun. USDA Z4.

BOUTELOUA gracilis, Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass BOUTELOUA gracilis
Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass

Grass: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Showy flowers in late spring that look like long purplish blue eyelashes held horizontally above the lvs, creates quite the show. Cool-season interest, as the long lasting seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscapes. Blm time: summer-fall. Size: 1 ft or less x 1 ft or less. Sun. USDA Z4.

BOUTELOUA gracilis 'Blonde Ambition', Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass BOUTELOUA gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass

Grass: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Profusion of big, showy chartreuse blms, held horizontally above the lvs creates quite the show. Provides cool-season interest, as the long lasting blonde seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscps. Blm. time: summer-fall. Size: 30-36" x 30-36". Sun. USDA Z4. USPP#22048

CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa, CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. California coast native-so it tolerates coastal conditions. Clumping, mounding growth habit-good in borders. Height 18-24". Foliage: blue-green. Plumes: tan feathery panicles 3-6" long that arch over the foliage. Good cut flower. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to occasional. USDA Z7.

CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa, CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. California coast native-so it tolerates coastal conditions. Clumping, mounding growth habit-good in borders. Height 18-24". Foliage: blue-green. Plumes: tan feathery panicles 3-6" long that arch over the foliage. Good cut flower. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to occasional. USDA Z7.

CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa, CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. California coast native-so it tolerates coastal conditions. Clumping, mounding growth habit-good in borders. Height 18-24". Foliage: blue-green. Plumes: tan feathery panicles 3-6" long that arch over the foliage. Good cut flower. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to occasional. USDA Z7.

CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis 'The King', Pacific Reed Grass, Bunch Grass CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis 'The King'
Pacific Reed Grass, Bunch Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Deer resistant. This large, handsome selection was found in the King Mountain Range in Humboldt County. Has unusually broad blades. Good background or accent for woodland or partly shaded meadow. Very attractive seed heads spring-summer. Ht: 3'. Flowers: 5'. Width: 3'. Prefers moist, rich soil in full sun. Can take heavy soils & heat if plenty of moisture is present. USDA Z4.

CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis 'The King', Pacific Reed Grass, Bunch Grass CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis 'The King'
Pacific Reed Grass, Bunch Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Deer resistant. This large, handsome selection was found in the King Mountain Range in Humboldt County. Has unusually broad blades. Good background or accent for woodland or partly shaded meadow. Very attractive seed heads spring-summer. Ht: 3'. Flowers: 5'. Width: 3'. Prefers moist, rich soil in full sun. Can take heavy soils & heat if plenty of moisture is present. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis x foliosa 'Little Nootka'
Reed Grass, Bunch Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Was found by Josh Williams at Cal Flora Nursery. Tolerates drought & deer. Clumping, mounding growth habit w/plumes that gently arch over the foliage. Good border, meadow, container and cut flower plant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Plume color: wheat. Foliage color: mid green. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z7 or lower. (parentage C. foliosa x C. nutkaensis ‘The King’)

Photo unavailable CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis x foliosa 'Little Nootka'
Reed Grass, Bunch Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Was found by Josh Williams at Cal Flora Nursery. Tolerates drought & deer. Clumping, mounding growth habit w/plumes that gently arch over the foliage. Good border, meadow, container and cut flower plant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Plume color: wheat. Foliage color: mid green. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z7 or lower. (parentage C. foliosa x C. nutkaensis ‘The King’)

Photo unavailable CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis x foliosa 'Little Nootka'
Reed Grass, Bunch Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Was found by Josh Williams at Cal Flora Nursery. Tolerates drought & deer. Clumping, mounding growth habit w/plumes that gently arch over the foliage. Good border, meadow, container and cut flower plant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Plume color: wheat. Foliage color: mid green. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z7 or lower. (parentage C. foliosa x C. nutkaensis ‘The King’)

Photo unavailable CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foerster's Feather Reed Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought & deer resistant. Almost the same as C. acu. 'Stricta', the only difference is in cool climates where Karl Foerster is more compact & blooms 2-3 weeks earlier. Nice border & cut flower plant. Blooms: spring-summer. Ht: 2-3' Flowers: 5-6'. Prefers moist, rich soil in full sun. Can take heavy soils & heat if plenty of moisture is present. USDA Z4.

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