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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 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 ixioides 'Goldfinger'

Perennial: Weeping foliage with a prominent golden yellow stripe. From mid spring pure white flowers are produced in clusters just clear of the foliage followed by large yellow berries in autumn. Compact clumping habbit 1.5 x 1.5' Water: regular Full sun to light shade Hardy to USDA Zone 8 US Plant Patent # 18,228

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 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 fluviatilis 'Shara'

Perennial: Tough fine leaf compact form w/blue grey tones & masses of cream to ylw flowers in spring. This variety noted as being more floriferous & showy than most other varieties. Extremely drought tolerant once established. Very Phytophthora tolerant which makes it suitable for use in more humid climates & tolerating heavier soils. Evergreen till about 20-25 degrees. Size: 1-2' x 2-3' Full sun/part shade PP#23,950

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

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.

Photo unavailable MELICA mutica
Two-flowered Melic Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Native to SE US. Grows naturally in moist or dry areas in open woods and thickets. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow, green, brown. Excellent for attracting wildlife. Birds eat the dried seeds and use the foliage for nesting material. Height: 12-36 inches. Tolerates sun or shade and dry or rocky soils. Water: moist/dry. USDA Z5.

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 '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.

Photo unavailable MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Morning Light'
Japanese Silver Grass, Eulalia Grass, Maiden Grass

Perennial Grass: Clump forming grass with great fall interest. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous finely variegated pastel gray-green foliage. Suitable border, cut flower, rock garden, bog & coastal plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: pink. Height: 3-6 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Morning Light'
Japanese Silver Grass, Eulalia Grass, Maiden Grass

Perennial Grass: Clump forming grass with great fall interest. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous finely variegated pastel gray-green foliage. Suitable border, cut flower, rock garden, bog & coastal plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: pink. Height: 3-6 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable MISCANTHUS transmorrisonensis
Eulalia Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Clump forming grass with great fall interest. Good large ground cover, border and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms summer to late fall/winter. Bloom color: golden. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'+. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

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