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Photo unavailable FESTUCA idahoensis 'Siskiyou Blue'
Idaho Fescue, Blue Bunchgrass

Perennial Grass: Species is native from San Francisco to Canada. Tolerates wind, drought, coast and deer. Good slope stabilizer. Cut back in early spring. Attracts Lindsey's Skipper butterflies. Foliage: silvery blue. Size: 18" x 15". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA idahoensis 'Tomales Bay'
Idaho Fescue, Evergreen Bunchgrass

Perennial Grass: CA native. Tolerates wind, drought, coast and deer. Perfect accent for borders, between shrubs and rocks or under oaks.Holds up better in the summer than other Idaho Fescues. Cut back in early spring. Foliage: soft blue-green. Size: 12" x 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA mairei
Maire's Fescue, Atlas Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Native N. Africa, Morocco & Atlas Mountains. Good for erosion control, as a filler & borders. Tolerant of deer, heat, drought, cold, moisture, rocky & coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: green. Bloom time: summer. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA mairei
Maire's Fescue, Atlas Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Native N. Africa, Morocco & Atlas Mountains. Good for erosion control, as a filler & borders. Tolerant of deer, heat, drought, cold, moisture, rocky & coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: green. Bloom time: summer. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA mairei
Maire's Fescue, Atlas Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Native N. Africa, Morocco & Atlas Mountains. Good for erosion control, as a filler & borders. Tolerant of deer, heat, drought, cold, moisture, rocky & coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: green. Bloom time: summer. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

FESTUCA rubra, Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue FESTUCA rubra
Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & coast. Can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: purple tinged spikelets. Clumping & spreading growth habit. Ht: 1-2'. W: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Can tolerate shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA rubra 'Molate'
Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen/Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & coast. A Calif. native that can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: purple tinged spikelets in spring/summer. Clumping & spreading-Ht: 1-3'. W: 1-2'+. Sun/part shade & can tolerate shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA rubra 'Molate'
Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen/Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & coast. A Calif. native that can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: purple tinged spikelets in spring/summer. Clumping & spreading-Ht: 1-3'. W: 1-2'+. Sun/part shade & can tolerate shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z3.

FESTUCA rubra 'Patrick's Point', Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue FESTUCA rubra 'Patrick's Point'
Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen. Native to California. Tolerates deer & coast. Can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple tinged spikelets. Clumping & spreading growth habit. Height: 6-12". Width: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Can tolerate shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

FESTUCA rubra 'Patrick's Point', Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue FESTUCA rubra 'Patrick's Point'
Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen. Native to California. Tolerates deer & coast. Can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple tinged spikelets. Clumping & spreading growth habit. Height: 6-12". Width: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Can tolerate shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable FICINIA truncata 'Ice Crystal'
Frosty Sedge

Perennial: South Africa native. This evergreen grass-like sedge has variegated dark green foliage with frost-white parallel edges and a blunt tip. Insignificant brown flowers bloom from spring-summer. Tolerates the seaside. Needs well-draining soil. Height: 6-8”. Width: 6-8”. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Zone 9.

Photo unavailable HAKONECHLOA macra 'All Gold'
Japanese Forest Grass

Perennial Grass: New Introduction for 2003. Deciduous. Deer resistant. Rare ornamental grass with metallic gold foliage. Very attractive! Clump forming to around 10", not invasive. Slow growing. Use in borders, rock gardens and containers. Blooms in summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moist. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'
Japanese Forest Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Ornamental grass with brilliant yellow bamboo-like foliage streaked with green lines (pink-red in fall). Very attractive! Clump forming to 12-18" x 16-24", not invasive. Slow growing. Use in borders, rock gardens & containers. Blooms in summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'
Japanese Forest Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Ornamental grass with brilliant yellow bamboo-like foliage streaked with green lines (pink-red in fall). Very attractive! Clump forming to 12-18" x 16-24", not invasive. Slow growing. Use in borders, rock gardens & containers. Blooms in summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'
Japanese Forest Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Ornamental grass with brilliant yellow bamboo-like foliage streaked with green lines (pink-red in fall). Very attractive! Clump forming to 12-18" x 16-24", not invasive. Slow growing. Use in borders, rock gardens & containers. Blooms in summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens
Blue Oat Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen in warm winter climates. Clumping habit. Good for borders and gravel plantings. Attractive throughout the summer and fall. Bloom time: summer. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue gray. Height: 2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable HIMALAYACALAMUS asper
Tibetan Princess Bamboo

Native to China and the Himalayas, this Tibetan bamboo is a stately & highly decorative ornamental. In more sun, culms turn maroon to almost black w/delicate purplish-green leaves. In summer shade, the culms remain rich green w/white node rings. Culms get darker, sometimes almost black, in winter. Grows to 15-20' tall and Ÿ"-1œ" in diameter depending on origin. Can tolerate temperatures down to only 15 degrees, and likes a half-day of sun. Shoots in the spring & fall.

Photo unavailable IMPERATA cylindrica 'Rubra'/ 'Red Baron'
Japanese Blood Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Spreading growth habit. Tolerates light woodland setting. Good in borders, creates a nice look when the sun shines through the rich foliage! The top half of each stem is a rich blood red. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 1-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USD Z8.

Photo unavailable IMPERATA cylindrica 'Rubra'/ 'Red Baron'
Japanese Blood Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Spreading growth habit. Tolerates light woodland setting. Good in borders, creates a nice look when the sun shines through the rich foliage! The top half of each stem is a rich blood red. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 1-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USD Z8.

JUNCUS 'Javelin', Giant Rush JUNCUS 'Javelin'
Giant Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, erect habit. Deer, clay, bog and gopher resistant. Attractive grassy leaves emerge lime green in spring, turning bluish-green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Great pond side, border or container plant. Height: 36-48". Width: 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7-9.

JUNCUS 'Javelin', Giant Rush JUNCUS 'Javelin'
Giant Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, erect habit. Deer, clay, bog and gopher resistant. Attractive grassy leaves emerge lime green in spring, turning bluish-green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Great pond side, border or container plant. Height: 36-48". Width: 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7-9.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS effusus 'Quartz Creek'
Soft Rush (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Pest & disease free. Narrow, soft, round stems & vertical, upright divergent growth. Medium-green foliage turns yellowish brown after the 1st frost. Flowers are held at stem tips in early summer. Also good for pots & water settings. Tolerates deer, gopher, bog & clay. Height: 15-24". Exposue: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4-11.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS inflexus 'Blue Arrows'
Blue Arrows Rush

Perennial: Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Narrow straight grey-blue leaves in stiff clumps, ideal for containers to provide structure. Goes perfectly beside a pool, pond, or stream where its reflection captures the mood of an aquatic paradise. Winter interest (regional), colorful/attractive foliage, heat tolerant, low maintenance, frost tolerant. Height: 36". Spread: 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS inflexus 'Blue Arrows'
Blue Arrows Rush

Perennial: Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Narrow straight grey-blue leaves in stiff clumps, ideal for containers to provide structure. Goes perfectly beside a pool, pond, or stream where its reflection captures the mood of an aquatic paradise. Winter interest (regional), colorful/attractive foliage, heat tolerant, low maintenance, frost tolerant. Height: 36". Spread: 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS patens
Common Rush, California Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, erect habit. CA native. Deer, clay, bog and gopher resistant. The thin, upright reeds of striking blue-gray make a distinctive pond side, border or container plant. Great accent foliage. Produces yellow flowers. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

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