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CAREX divulsa (formerly C. tumulicola, species, Berkeley Sedge), European Grey Sedge CAREX divulsa (formerly C. tumulicola, species, Berkeley Sedge)
European Grey Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer and bog tolerant. Clump-forming, evergreen ornamental grass. Very versatile in its use. Good ground cover under trees; tolerates abuse. Inconspicuous greenish flowers aging to brown. Attracts butterflies. Height: 18-24". Spread: 18-24". Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. (we have been selling this plant as Carex species - Berkeley Sedge, for the last few years).

Photo unavailable CAREX flacca 'Blue Zinger'
Blue Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen. Ornamental grass. Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Slightly larger and more upright than the species. Also holds its color a little better. Low, clumping ground cover, tolerates light traffic. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Exposure: shade/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z 5-9.

Photo unavailable CAREX flacca (syn. C. glauca)
Blue Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Ornamental grass. Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Deciduous in all but mild-climates. Low mat forming ground cover, tolerates light traffic and spreads by non-invasive rhizomes. Can cut back foliage to 2-3" to force new growth. Height: 6". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA z5.

CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold', Variegated Japanese Sedge CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'
Variegated Japanese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Evergreen border, ground cover, rock garden & pot plant, foliage will spill over rocks and pots. Arching creamy yellow centered foliage (sometimes reverts to green). Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Height: 12-16". Width: 18-24". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7. (syn. C. hachioensis 'Evergold', C. morrowii aureo variegata 'Old Gold' or 'Everbrite')

CAREX oshimensis EverColor 'Everillo', Golden Japanese Sedge CAREX oshimensis EverColor 'Everillo'
Golden Japanese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Evergreen border, ground cover, rock garden & pot plant, foliage will spill over rocks & pots. A mutation of CAREX 'Evergold' w/arching lime-green lvs that turn golden yellow as they mature. Color improves in shade. Versatile, can tolerate very saturated & dry soils. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring. Height: 12-18". Width: 18-24". Exp.: part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z5. USPP #21,002

CAREX oshimensis EverColor 'Everlime', Japanese Sedge CAREX oshimensis EverColor 'Everlime'
Japanese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Evergreen border, ground cover, rock garden, living wall & pot plant, foliage will spill over rocks & pots. Similar to C. 'Evergold' but w/improved habit & vigor. Grown for its foliage, the arching green lvs are glossy w/bt. lime margins. Brownish flowers are insignificant. Enjoy a four season display of tidy, mounding foliage. Size: 12-18" x 12-18". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z5. USPP #25,622

CAREX pansa, California Meadow Sedge, Dune Grass CAREX pansa
California Meadow Sedge, Dune Grass

Grass-like Perennial: CA coastal native. Tolerates foot traffic, deer, coast, sun, bog, clay & sand. Tuft forming habit spreads slowly by rhizomes. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden, patio and ground cover plant. Attracts butterflies. Height: 6-8". Flowers to 12". Space 12" apart for meadow/lawn. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CAREX praegracilis
Clustered Field Sedge or Slender Sedge

A large handsome grass from the central and north coast. Light-green blades. Striking as accent plant or as background in grass gardens. Ht: 2'.

Photo unavailable CAREX praegracilis 'Chisai'
Fine California Field Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen, ornamental grass. Deer resistant. A short, rich-dk grn sedge w/narrow lvs. It is finer textured, darker & shorter than most other selected forms of Carex praegracilis. Spreads freely by rhizomes to form a solid ground cover. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden plant. Blms: spring. Bloom color: brown. Size: 6-8" x 12-24”. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Water: mod. Z5.

Photo unavailable CAREX praegracilis 'Chisai'
Fine California Field Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen, ornamental grass. Deer resistant. A short, rich-dk grn sedge w/narrow lvs. It is finer textured, darker & shorter than most other selected forms of Carex praegracilis. Spreads freely by rhizomes to form a solid ground cover. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden plant. Blms: spring. Bloom color: brown. Size: 6-8" x 12-24”. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Water: mod. Z5.

CAREX species 'Pomona', The Pomona Sedge CAREX species 'Pomona'
The Pomona Sedge

Perennial grass: Part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen fine textured dk green clumping sedge makes a fountain of grassy texture that catches your eye & the breeze. It is tidy & good looking even after flowering as the seed heads are slender & never messy. Use in groups & masses. Excels under trees, tolerates tree-root competition & leaf litter. Size: 18-24" x 18-24" Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod. Z7. PPAF

CAREX species 'Pomona', The Pomona Sedge CAREX species 'Pomona'
The Pomona Sedge

Perennial grass: Part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen fine textured dk green clumping sedge makes a fountain of grassy texture that catches your eye & the breeze. It is tidy & good looking even after flowering as the seed heads are slender & never messy. Use in groups & masses. Excels under trees, tolerates tree-root competition & leaf litter. Size: 18-24" x 18-24" Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod. Z7. PPAF

CAREX species 'Pomona', The Pomona Sedge CAREX species 'Pomona'
The Pomona Sedge

Perennial grass: Part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen fine textured dk green clumping sedge makes a fountain of grassy texture that catches your eye & the breeze. It is tidy & good looking even after flowering as the seed heads are slender & never messy. Use in groups & masses. Excels under trees, tolerates tree-root competition & leaf litter. Size: 18-24" x 18-24" Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod. Z7. PPAF

Photo unavailable CAREX subfusca
Rusty Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought tolerant. CA native. Tolerates foot traffic, deer, coast, sun, bog, clay & sand. Spring-flowering heads that open cream-colored then darken to black-brown as the seed develops. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden, patio and ground cover plant. Attracts butterflies. Height: 8-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CAREX testacea 'Prairie Fire'
Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen, ornamental grass.Upright, slender, green-bronze floliage is tipped with orange. Thrives in full sun or light shade, tolerates heat, humidity and even drought. Deer resistant. Bloom color: rose. Height: 18". Width: 15". Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5

Photo unavailable CAREX testacea 'Prairie Fire'
Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen, ornamental grass.Upright, slender, green-bronze floliage is tipped with orange. Thrives in full sun or light shade, tolerates heat, humidity and even drought. Deer resistant. Bloom color: rose. Height: 18". Width: 15". Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5

CAREX x 'The Beatles', The Beatles' Sedge, Mop Top Sedge CAREX x 'The Beatles'
The Beatles' Sedge, Mop Top Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Low, evergreen ground cover for stepping stones, lining paths and as a filler. Tolerates light foot traffic as a lawn or low meadow. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 3-4 inches. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. Bog tolerant. USDA Z7. (Possibly C. gitata x C. ornithipoda).

CAREX x 'The Beatles', The Beatles' Sedge, Mop Top Sedge CAREX x 'The Beatles'
The Beatles' Sedge, Mop Top Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Low, evergreen ground cover for stepping stones, lining paths and as a filler. Tolerates light foot traffic as a lawn or low meadow. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 3-4 inches. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. Bog tolerant. USDA Z7. (Possibly C. gitata x C. ornithipoda).

CHONDROPETALUM tectorum, Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed CHONDROPETALUM tectorum
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff gray-green stems & dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8. CHONDROPETALUM tectorum was split into: tectorum 2-3' & elephantinum 4-6' in height.

CHONDROPETALUM tectorum, Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed CHONDROPETALUM tectorum
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff gray-green stems & dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8. CHONDROPETALUM tectorum was split into: tectorum 2-3' & elephantinum 4-6' in height.

CHONDROPETALUM tectorum, Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed CHONDROPETALUM tectorum
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff gray-green stems & dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8. CHONDROPETALUM tectorum was split into: tectorum 2-3' & elephantinum 4-6' in height.

Photo unavailable CORTADERIA selloana 'Pumila'
Pampas Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought, heat and bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Good large border plant and screen plant. Native to Argentina. Decorative plumes can be used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Bloom color: white to pink. Clumping, arching growth 3-5' in height. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

CORTADERIA selloana 'Silver Comet', Pampas Grass CORTADERIA selloana 'Silver Comet'
Pampas Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought and bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Native of Argentina. Good for screen, hedge or back of borders. Decorative plumes can be used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: white. Foliage: clumping, arching green with creamy white stripe. Height: 6-8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

CORTADERIA selloana 'Silver Comet', Pampas Grass CORTADERIA selloana 'Silver Comet'
Pampas Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought and bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Native of Argentina. Good for screen, hedge or back of borders. Decorative plumes can be used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: white. Foliage: clumping, arching green with creamy white stripe. Height: 6-8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable DESCHAMPSIA caespitosa 'Northern Lights'
Tufted Hair Grass, Hassock Grass, Tussock Grass

Perennial Grass: Deer resistant. Good border, specimen, waterside, woodland and rock garden plant. Foliage: cream and green variegation with pink tints in spring and in cool weather. This hybrid probably doesn't flower. Clump forming: H: 10-15". W: 15". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. Bog tolerant. USDA Z4.

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