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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.

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.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS patens 'Carman's Gray'
Blue or Gray Rush, California Gray Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, upright habit. Deer and gopher resistant. Clay and bog tolerant. The thin, upright reeds of striking blue-gray make a distinctive pond side, border or container plant. Great accent foliage. Has insignificant brown flowers. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

JUNCUS patens 'Elk Blue', Blue or Gray Rush, California Gray Rush JUNCUS patens 'Elk Blue'
Blue or Gray Rush, California Gray Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, upright habit. CA native (Mendocino County). Deer & gopher resistant. Clay & bog tolerant. The thin, upright reeds of striking blue-gray make a distinctive pond side, border or pot plant. Great accent color. Has insignificant brown flowers. Ht: 1-2'. W: 1-2'. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

Photo unavailable LEYMUS triticoides 'Lagunita'
Lagunita Wild Rye, Creeping Wild Rye

Perennial: Evergreen. CA native. Drought & deer resistant. A low growing selection by John Greenlee. Discovered on a ranch near the Laguna River in Santa Cruz County. Mat-forming (rhizomatous) grass w/rich green lvs that thrive along creeks & seasonally wet soil. Good lawn substitute & great for erosion control. Seeds are often sterile, the plant primarily reproduces by underground runners. Ht: 12-18". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Z7.

Photo unavailable LEYMUS triticoides 'Lagunita'
Lagunita Wild Rye, Creeping Wild Rye

Perennial: Evergreen. CA native. Drought & deer resistant. A low growing selection by John Greenlee. Discovered on a ranch near the Laguna River in Santa Cruz County. Mat-forming (rhizomatous) grass w/rich green lvs that thrive along creeks & seasonally wet soil. Good lawn substitute & great for erosion control. Seeds are often sterile, the plant primarily reproduces by underground runners. Ht: 12-18". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Z7.

Photo unavailable LIBERTIA peregrinans
New Zealand Iris

Perennial: A beautiful & sought after plant! The evergreen olive-green foliage is accented w/an orange stripe down the center. Good in borders & pots. Deer resistant. Blooms in late spring-summer with 1" pure white flowers. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. Size: 1-2' x 1'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Moderate water. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable LIBERTIA peregrinans
New Zealand Iris

Perennial: A beautiful & sought after plant! The evergreen olive-green foliage is accented w/an orange stripe down the center. Good in borders & pots. Deer resistant. Blooms in late spring-summer with 1" pure white flowers. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. Size: 1-2' x 1'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Moderate water. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE muscari 'Big Blue'
Lilyturf

Perenial: Evergreen arching green foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good in rock gardens, edgings, borders & dry shade. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flower spikes resemble grape hyacinth. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: violet blue. Size: 8-18" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5-10.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'
Variegated Lilyturf

Perennial: Evergreen arching green & yellow foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good ground cover, rock garden, edge, border & dry shade plant. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flowers resemble grape hyacinth. Blooms: lavender in summer-fall. Size: 12-18" x 8-12". Sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'
Variegated Lilyturf

Perennial: Evergreen arching green & yellow foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good ground cover, rock garden, edge, border & dry shade plant. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flowers resemble grape hyacinth. Blooms: lavender in summer-fall. Size: 12-18" x 8-12". Sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable LIRIOPE spicata 'Silver Dragon'

Perennial: Evergreen arching silver & white foliage. Clumping growth habit. Good ground cover, rock garden, edge, border & dry shade plant. Tolerates heat, deer, humidity & drought. Flowers resemble grape hyacinth. Has black berries in fall. Blooms: lilac in summer-fall. Ht: 18". Sun/part shade. Water: moist to dry. USDA Z5. (syn. L. muscari 'Silver Dragon')

Photo unavailable LOMANDRA confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa 'Pacific Sky'

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to Australia. A non-invasive & easy to maintain grass w/fine long blue-gray foliage & a clump-forming habit. Improved vigor & disease resistance when compared to similar varieties. During summer it produces highly fragrant small yellow blooms. Mass plantings give a wonderful seaside Mediterranean feel. Once established it has a very low watering requirement. Height:1-2'. Width: 2-3'. Exp.: sun/pt. shade. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable LOMANDRA hystrix 'Tropic Belle'

Perennial: A tufted hardy plant with arching strap like leaves and yellow flower spikes in Spring. Suited to moist soils ( Height then about 35") but can tolerate dry conditions ( Height then about 25") Width about 28" Tolerates both clay and sandy soils, windy and salt laden windy positions. Very phytophera resistant. Sun to part shade

Photo unavailable LOMANDRA longifolia 'Arctic Frost'

Perennial: A versatile ornamental grass-like plant with variegated dark green with white edged foliage. Yellow flower heads in spring that are fragrant. A great alternative for shrubs and ground covers. Excellent for mass commercial or highway plantings. Extremely drought tolerant when established. Performs well in sand or clay soils. Tolerates heavy frost, seaside, & hot humid conditions. Evergreen till about 15 degrees. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Water: low. Light: Full sun to part shade.

LOMANDRA longifolia 'Breeze', LOMANDRA longifolia 'Breeze'

Perennial: A versatile ornamental grass-like plant ,yellow flower heads in spring. A great alternative for shrubs and ground covers. Excellent for mass commercial or highway plantings. Extremely drought tolerant when established. Performs well in sand or clay soils. Tolerates heavy frost and hot and/or humid conditions. Evergreen till about 15 degrees. Height: 2-3' Width: 2' Full sun to part shade PP #15,420

LOMANDRA longifolia 'Breeze', LOMANDRA longifolia 'Breeze'

Perennial: A versatile ornamental grass-like plant ,yellow flower heads in spring. A great alternative for shrubs and ground covers. Excellent for mass commercial or highway plantings. Extremely drought tolerant when established. Performs well in sand or clay soils. Tolerates heavy frost and hot and/or humid conditions. Evergreen till about 15 degrees. Height: 2-3' Width: 2' Full sun to part shade PP #15,420

LOMANDRA longifolia 'Katrinus Deluxe', LOMANDRA longifolia 'Katrinus Deluxe'

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Tough ornamental grass-like plant w/crmy ylw blms in spring. Great alternative to shrubs & ground covers. Excellent for commercial or highway plantings. Faster to establish than L. 'Breeze'. Extremely drought tolerant once established. Performs well in sand or clay soils. Tolerant of heavy frost & hot or humid conditions. Size 2-3' x 2-3'. Exp.: full sun/pt shade. USDA Z7. PP# 19,262.

LOMANDRA longifolia 'Katrinus Deluxe', LOMANDRA longifolia 'Katrinus Deluxe'

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Tough ornamental grass-like plant w/crmy ylw blms in spring. Great alternative to shrubs & ground covers. Excellent for commercial or highway plantings. Faster to establish than L. 'Breeze'. Extremely drought tolerant once established. Performs well in sand or clay soils. Tolerant of heavy frost & hot or humid conditions. Size 2-3' x 2-3'. Exp.: full sun/pt shade. USDA Z7. PP# 19,262.

Photo unavailable LOMANDRA longifolia x confertifolia 'Lime Tuff'

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Compact grass with fine lime green leaves that stay lush all year round. In summer fragrant small yellow flower spikes emerge. This plant is extremely hardy and tolerates frost and dry conditions. Grows in full sun to part shade and is adaptable to most clay, loam and well drained soils and performs well under trees.

Photo unavailable MELICA nitens
Three-flowered Melick Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. A very graceful-looking, rhizomatous, cool-season grass that's clump-forming & slowly spreads. Carpets of thick blade-like bt. green accompanied by cream feather-like flower spikes in late spring-summer. The grass has spikelets w/2-4 flowers each. Wonderful woodland grass. Ht: 3-5'. Exp.: pt shade. Water: mod.

MILIUM effusum 'Aureum' (syn. 'Bowles Golden'), Wood Millet MILIUM effusum 'Aureum' (syn. 'Bowles Golden')
Wood Millet

Perennial Grass: One of the best grasses for part shade/shade. Tufting semi-evergreen foliage gently arches & fades in summer. Uses: woodland, rock & water gardens, borders, ground cover & with ferns & hostas. Blooms spring-summer w/dainty greenish yellow spikelets 12-18" above the 6-18" foliage. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Water: moist. USDA Z6-10.

Photo unavailable MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Bandwidth'
Japanese Silver Grass, Eulalia Grass, Maiden Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Drought/deer resistant. A compact, clump forming grass with eye-catching alternating yellow & green horizontal striped pattern that really stands out amongst traditional garden settings. Suitable border, cut flower, bog and coastal plant. Non-invasive and rust-resistant. Attracts butterflies. Golden-brown plumes in fall. Size: 2.5-3' x 2.5-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z5. PP#29,460

Photo unavailable MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Japanese Silver, Eulalia & Maiden Grass

Perennial Grass: Clump former with great fall interest. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous slender white-veined arching blades. In October summer green bleeds to showy almond winter color. Suitable border, cut flower, bog & coastal plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: white & fan shaped. Size: 5-8' x 5-8'. Sun. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Japanese Silver, Eulalia & Maiden Grass

Perennial Grass: Clump former with great fall interest. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous slender white-veined arching blades. In October summer green bleeds to showy almond winter color. Suitable border, cut flower, bog & coastal plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: white & fan shaped. Size: 5-8' x 5-8'. Sun. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z4-10.

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