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ACORUS gramineus 'Licorice', Japanese Sweet Flag, Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus 'Licorice'
Japanese Sweet Flag, Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Foliage has a stong licorice scent and flavor. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside planting or in containers. Nice when used in edges. Foliage color: green. Height: 12 inches. Spread: 12 inches. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. Exposure: sun or shade. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ACORUS gramineus 'Pusillus Minimus Aureus'
Miniature Variegated Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Will take light traffic. Quite rare. Foliage: bleached golden yellow. Ht: 4-6 inches. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ACORUS gramineus 'Pusillus', Dwarf Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus 'Pusillus'
Dwarf Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Will take light traffic. Height: 3-5 inches. Foliage color: green. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ACORUS gramineus variegatus, White Striped Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus variegatus
White Striped Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or containers. Nice in edges. Foliage color: variegated green and cream. Height: 1-2'. Exposure: sun or light shade. Water: moderate/moist. Will grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ACORUS gramineus variegatus 'Ogon', Golden Variegated Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag ACORUS gramineus variegatus 'Ogon'
Golden Variegated Japanese or Grassy Sweet Flag

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Use between stepping stones, as a ground cover, poolside plant or in containers. Nice when used in edges. Foliage: variegated golden yellow. Height: 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/moist. Can grow in bog/shallow water. Supply occasional water if shaded. USDA Z5.

ANEMANTHELE lessoniana (syn. STIPA or APERA arundinacea), Feather Grass, Pheasant's-tail Grass ANEMANTHELE lessoniana (syn. STIPA or APERA arundinacea)
Feather Grass, Pheasant's-tail Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Tolerates coast. Beautiful ornamental grass with long, drooping panicles down to 3' over green to orange foliage. Native to New Zealand. Stems: 2-5'. Plume: purplish-brown spikes. Good for cutting & drying. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

BAMBUSA multiplex, Clumping Bamboo BAMBUSA multiplex
Clumping Bamboo

A very beautiful semi-tropical bamboo perfect for hot areas. Gorgeous 1" diameter canes and lush foliage. New culms emerge a sunny bright yellow and are decorated with random green and pink-striping. Wonderful interior plant. Height: 20'. Exposure: sun.

BAUMEA rubiginosa 'Variegata', Variegated Rush, Golden Sword BAUMEA rubiginosa 'Variegata'
Variegated Rush, Golden Sword

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Native to New Zealand. A slow spreading grass-like plant. Stiff, upright growth habit with narrow, tubular dark green foliage with yellow variegation, 18-24" x 24". Nice pot or bog plant. Tolerates boggy conditions w/free standing water. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z6-11. (syn. Machaerina rubiginosa 'Variegata')

BORINDA angustissima (Clumping Bamboo), Clumping Bamboo BORINDA angustissima (Clumping Bamboo)
Clumping Bamboo

Extremely narrow, delicate foliage, this bamboo creates exquisite texture in the garden. Very tight clumping form, excellent for smaller spaces. Size: 18' x 2'. Exposure: part shade/shade.

BORINDA boliana (Clumping Bamboo), Clumping Bamboo BORINDA boliana (Clumping Bamboo)
Clumping Bamboo

A very large clumper! New canes come up a pale blue, turning shades of burgundy and purple depending upon sun exposure. Good choice for large scale screening. Size: 30' x 10'. Exposure: part shade/shade.

BORINDA macclureana (Clumping Bamboo), Clumping Bamboo BORINDA macclureana (Clumping Bamboo)
Clumping Bamboo

Possibly the most cold tolerant of all the genus. Coloring ranges from pale gray to vibrant hues of green and purple. Height: 12'. Exposure: part shade/shade.

Photo unavailable BOUTELOUA 'Pestañas de Angeles'
California Blue Grama

Grass: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Showy flowers in late spring & look like long purplish blue eyelashes held horizontally above the lvs, creates quite the show. Cool-season interest, as the long lasting seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscapes. Blm time: summer-fall. Size: 1 ft or less x 1 ft or less. Sun. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable BOUTELOUA gracilis
Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass

Grass: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Showy flowers in late spring & look like long purplish blue eyelashes held horizontally above the lvs, creates quite the show. Cool-season interest, as the long lasting seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscapes. Blm time: summer-fall. Size: 1 ft or less x 1 ft or less. Sun. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable BOUTELOUA gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass

Grass: Deer resistant & drought tolerant. CA native. Long-lived & tufted w/fine-textured gry-grn lvs. Profusion of big, showy chartreuse blms, held horizontally above the lvs creates quite the show. Provides cool-season interest, as the long lasting blonde seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, perfect for low maint. landscps. Blm. time: summer-fall. Size: 30-36" x 30-36". Sun. USDA Z4. USPP#22048

CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa, CALAMAGROSTIS foliosa

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. California coast native-so it tolerates coastal conditions. Clumping, mounding growth habit-good in borders. Height 18-24". Foliage: blue-green. Plumes: tan feathery panicles 3-6" long that arch over the foliage. Good cut flower. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to occasional. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis 'The King'
Pacific Reed Grass, Bunch Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Deer resistant. This large, handsome selection was found in the King Mountain Range in Humboldt County. Has unusually broad blades. Good background or accent for woodland or partly shaded meadow. Very attractive seed heads spring-summer. Ht: 3' Flowers: 5'. Width: 3'. Prefers moist, rich soil in full sun. Can take heavy soils & heat if plenty of moisture is present. USDA Z4.

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster', Foerster's Feather Reed Grass CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Foerster's Feather Reed Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought & deer resistant. Almost the same as C. acu. 'Stricta', the only difference is in cool climates where Karl Foerster is more compact & blooms 2-3 weeks earlier. Nice border & cut flower plant. Blooms: spring-summer. Ht: 2-3' Flowers: 5-6'. Prefers moist, rich soil in full sun. Can take heavy soils & heat if plenty of moisture is present. USDA Z4.

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam', Feather Reed Grass CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Feather Reed Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. An excellent ornamental grass with foliage that is edged in white. A vertical & erect plant forming compact clumps with flower stalks 36" above the foliage. Good in borders. Nice cut flower. Bloom time: summer. Plume color: pink fading to buff. 2-3' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable CAREX brunnea 'Variegata' (syn. C. elegantissima 'Variegata')
Golden Edged Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought and bog tolerant. Ornamental grass with striking foliage. Very cold hardy but dislikes hot climates. Great for borders, containers & mass plantings. Bloom color: brown. Bloom time: summer. Height: 1-2'. Width: 1-2'. Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

CAREX buchananii, Leatherleaf Sedge, Fox Red Curly Sedge CAREX buchananii
Leatherleaf Sedge, Fox Red Curly Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with arching 2-3 feet tall leaves that create a fountain-like effect. Deer, bog and drought tolerant. Good border, rock garden, container and poolside plant. Foliage color: reddish bronze. Bloom time: summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: sun to light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CAREX buchananii 'Red Rooster'
Leatherleaf Sedge, Red Rooster Curly Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with upright, arching leaves that create a fountain-like effect. Deer, bog & drought tolerant. Good border, rock garden, container & poolside plant. Foliage color: reddish brown. Bloom time: summer. Attracts butterflies. Size: 12-24" x 16". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

CAREX comans 'Frosted Curls', New Zealand Hairy Sedge CAREX comans 'Frosted Curls'
New Zealand Hairy Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen and clump forming ornamental grass. The blades curl at the ends and becomes a 'frost' color. Good in borders, containers, rock and water gardens. Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist/moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CAREX dolichostachya var. glaberrima 'Gold Fountains'
Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Ornamental grass with striking foliage. Great for borders, containers & mass plantings. Combines nicely with purple foliage. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates full sun to 1/2 shade. Height: 14-18 inches. Water: moderate. Evergreen in USDA Z7-9, hardy to USDA Z6. (syn. C. 'Kaga-nishiki')

Photo unavailable CAREX elata 'Bowles Golden' (syn. C. elata 'Aurea')
Yellow Sedge, Tufted Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Striking foliage! Great accent for semi-shaded areas as a ground cover or in rock gardens. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: May-June with brown spikes that aren't very showy. Best in or near water but don't put new plants in more than 4" of water. Tolerates bog. Grows 2' x 2' sometimes more. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable CAREX flacca (syn. C. glauca)
Blue Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Ornamental grass. Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Deciduous in all but mild-climates. Low mat forming ground cover, tolerates light traffic and spreads by non-invasive rhizomes. Can cut back foliage to 2-3" to force new growth. Height: 6". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA z5.

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