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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 CHONDROPETALUM tectorum 'El Campo'
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Native to South Africa. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff dark green stems and dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. But can also tolerate drought, boggy or clay soils. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Height: 2-3 feet. Width: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

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.

Photo unavailable EQUISETUM hyemale
Scouring Rush, Dutch Rush

Rush-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay & bog tolerant. Plants grow well in west areas or shallow water. The grayish green foliage can be used in arrangements. Spreads by rhizomes to form a large scale ground cover. Contain if you do not want plant to spread. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: around 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable EQUISETUM hyemale
Scouring Rush, Dutch Rush

Rush-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay & bog tolerant. Plants grow well in west areas or shallow water. The grayish green foliage can be used in arrangements. Spreads by rhizomes to form a large scale ground cover. Contain if you do not want plant to spread. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: around 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable EQUISETUM hyemale
Scouring Rush, Dutch Rush

Rush-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay & bog tolerant. Plants grow well in west areas or shallow water. The grayish green foliage can be used in arrangements. Spreads by rhizomes to form a large scale ground cover. Contain if you do not want plant to spread. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: around 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA 'Native Mix' (no-mow)
Native Fescue

Native mix of Festuca occidentalis, idahoensis & rubra. Deep glossy green, finely-textured grass. Slow-growing w/ lax & flexuous blades. Can be maintained as a turf lawn or left unmowed. Good for sloped areas or natural landscapes. Low-maintenance. Med. wear tolerance. Maintained & irrigated: low water, mowing ht: 4-6". Non-maintained & non-irrigated: water during establishment, mature ht: 18-24". Exp: sun/pt shade.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA amethystina
Tufted Fescue

Perennial Grass. Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Useful cover on banks and hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, containers and borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: finely textured bluish green. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: violet-purple. Clumping growth habbit. Height: 8-12" Spread: 12-15". Exposure: sun Water: mod USDA Z%

FESTUCA californica, California Fescue FESTUCA californica
California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. California native. Good for erosion control, borders and mass plantings on banks - very showy. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Height: 2 feet. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA californica, California Fescue FESTUCA californica
California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. California native. Good for erosion control, borders and mass plantings on banks - very showy. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Height: 2 feet. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant', Giant California Fescue FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant'
Giant California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Native to Willits, Mendocino County CA. Extremely robust, growing twice the size of typical CA fescue. Good specimen plant, in drifts, under oaks or in light shade. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Ht: 3' (5-6' w/flower stalks). Spd: 3'. Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant', Giant California Fescue FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant'
Giant California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Native to Willits, Mendocino County CA. Extremely robust, growing twice the size of typical CA fescue. Good specimen plant, in drifts, under oaks or in light shade. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Ht: 3' (5-6' w/flower stalks). Spd: 3'. Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant', Giant California Fescue FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant'
Giant California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Native to Willits, Mendocino County CA. Extremely robust, growing twice the size of typical CA fescue. Good specimen plant, in drifts, under oaks or in light shade. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Ht: 3' (5-6' w/flower stalks). Spd: 3'. Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA glauca 'Beyond Blue' ('Casca11'), Blue Fescue FESTUCA glauca 'Beyond Blue' ('Casca11')
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. One of the best blue Fescues! Intense, powder blue foliage stays bright throughout the season without browning. Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Size: 9-12" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4. USPP #23,307

Photo unavailable FESTUCA glauca 'Boulder Blue'
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Bluest cultivar to date! Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: metallic blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 6-10". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah's Blue', Blue Fescue FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah's Blue'
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: very blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 8 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. F. cineraria 'Elijah's Blue)

FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah's Blue', Blue Fescue FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah's Blue'
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: very blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 8 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. F. cineraria 'Elijah's Blue)

Photo unavailable FESTUCA glauca (syn. F. ovina var. glauca)
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Useful cover on banks and hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, containers and borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: light blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 8-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA glauca (syn. F. ovina var. glauca)
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Useful cover on banks and hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, containers and borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: light blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 8-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <.

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