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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.

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.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA capillaris
Hairy Awn Muhly, Pink Muhly Grass

Perennial: SW U.S. native. Very showy & versatile. Tolerates seasides, deer, hot climates, bog & soil from moist to dry, acidic to alkaline & sandy to marshy. Fire retardant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: late summer w/reddish-purple airy, fluffy panicles that look like cotton candy. Cut back after flowering if desired. Growth: 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z5-11

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA dubia
Pine Muhly

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. A finely textured grass with cylindrical green blades. A clump former that is native to Texas, New Mexico & Mexico. Ht: 2-3'. W: 2'. The purplish gray flower spikes emerge in Aug-Nov and fade to cream with age and rise to 3.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA emersleyi
Bull Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Extremely heat & drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Smaller & more dense habit than M. rigens w/slightly wider lvs. Its fine bluish grey-green leaves, can be used in many situations. Useful as a specimen or in groups. Attracts butterflies. Blms: summer-fall; masses of loose, rosy-purple flower spikes, which dry to a tan color in the winter. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exp.: sun, can take light shade. Water: dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA rigens
Deer Grass, Muhly

Perennial: Evergreen heat, deer, coast & drought tolerant grass. Good slope cover & erosion control. Tolerant of dry, rocky soil, alkaline & saline conditions. Attracts butterflies. The grayish spikelets mature to wheat in winter. The 2' spikes are above the foliage & are erect then arch over foliage. 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-9.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA rigens
Deer Grass, Muhly

Perennial: Evergreen heat, deer, coast & drought tolerant grass. Good slope cover & erosion control. Tolerant of dry, rocky soil, alkaline & saline conditions. Attracts butterflies. The grayish spikelets mature to wheat in winter. The 2' spikes are above the foliage & are erect then arch over foliage. 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-9.

NASSELLA pulchra (syn. STIPA pulchra), Purple Needle Grass NASSELLA pulchra (syn. STIPA pulchra)
Purple Needle Grass

California Native Grass. Deer resistant and semi-deciduous. A medium sized grass that was once a dominant species of California prairies. This grass has slender foliage that forms a graceful clump 1 foot tall and wide, with beautiful airy flowers and seedheads that reach to 3 feet tall. Bloom time: winter-spring. Exposure: sun.. Water: moderate/dry (little to no water once established). USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable NASSELLA tenuissima (syn. STIPA tenuissima)
Mexican Feather Grass, Giant Feather Grass

Perennial: Deer resistant. Good for erosion control. Nice airy look. Self-sows. Plumes: silky green to brown at maturity. Foliage: light green. Growth: 1-2 feet x 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable NASSELLA tenuissima (syn. STIPA tenuissima)
Mexican Feather Grass, Giant Feather Grass

Perennial: Deer resistant. Good for erosion control. Nice airy look. Self-sows. Plumes: silky green to brown at maturity. Foliage: light green. Growth: 1-2 feet x 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

OPHIOPOGON chingii (syn. umbraticola), Chinese Mondo Grass OPHIOPOGON chingii (syn. umbraticola)
Chinese Mondo Grass

Perennial: Native to China. A slow growing evergreen ground cover spreading by underground stems. Dense, very finely-textured leaves are long & narrow. Leaves are erect and then bend over. Use in rock gardens, beds, beside paths or along garden pools. Deer resistant. Blooms: summer. Color: white to lilac followed by blue-black berries. Ht: 4-6". Spreading growth. Part shade/sun on coast. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable OPHIOPOGON jaburan (syn. LIRIOPE gigantea)
White Lilyturf, Jaburan Lily

Perennial: Evergreen, clump forming plant useful in rock gardens, beds, beside paths or along garden pools. Also does well under deciduous trees. Deer resistant. Doesn't spread by underground stems. Produces clusters of white flowers in summer followed by deep blue berries. Size: 24" x 12". Sun/part shade. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable OPHIOPOGON japonicus
Mondo Grass

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover spreading by underground stems. Use in rock gardens, beds, beside paths or along garden pools. Deer resistant. Blooms: summer. Color: white to lilac followed by blue-black berries. Ht: 8-12". Spreading growth. Part shade/sun on coast. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable OPHIOPOGON japonicus 'Nana'
Dwarf Mondo Grass

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover spreading by underground stems. Use in rock gardens, beds, beside paths or along garden pools. Deer resistant. Blooms: summer. Color: white to lavender followed by blue-black berries. Size: 2-3" x 12-24". Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7-10.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens', Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf OPHIOPOGON planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass, Black Lilyturf

Perennial: A slow growing evergreen ground cover. Tuft former with blackish foliage. Good as a ground cover, rock garden, low border and for moist areas. Deer resistant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable PANICUM bulbosum
Panic Grass

Perennial: Given to us by John Greenlee. Forms a charming, small tight clump w/wispy but upright plumes that reach 3-4' tall in cultivation but can grow 5-6' tall in the wild. Reddish-brown flowers bloom in pyramidal panicles in summer. Will take part shade but best flower color in full sun. Use as an accent, in a group or mass. Also effective as a screen. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, sandy or clay soils w/good drainage. USDA Z6.

PENNISETUM 'Fairy Tales', Fountain Grass PENNISETUM 'Fairy Tales'
Fountain Grass

Perennial: Deciduous. Native to South Africa. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. One of the longest-blooming fountain grasses & one of the first to bloom in spring. Nice clumping, upright habit. Good in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: grey-green. Blm time: spring-fall w/3-4" plumes that are creamy pk aging to tan. Ht: 1-2' (plumes 2-3' above foliage). Width: 2-3'. Exp: sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z7.

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