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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.

CALAMAGROSTIS koeleriodes, Tufted Pine Grass CALAMAGROSTIS koeleriodes
Tufted Pine Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer & drought tolerant. California native. A mid-sized grass usually appearing in meadows and on rocky ridges. Height: 2-3'. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pale tan. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Needs excellent drainage.

CALAMAGROSTIS nutkaensis 'The King', Pacific Reed Grass, Bunch Grass 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.

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.

CAREX divulsa (formerly C. tumulicola, species, Berkeley Sedge), European Grey Sedge CAREX divulsa (formerly C. tumulicola, species, Berkeley Sedge)
European Grey Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer and bog tolerant. Clump-forming, evergreen ornamental grass. Very versatile in its use. Good ground cover under trees; tolerates abuse. Inconspicuous greenish flowers aging to brown. Attracts butterflies. Height: 18-24". Spread: 18-24". Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. (we have been selling this plant as Carex species - Berkeley Sedge, for the last few years).

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 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.

CAREX inversa 'Leslie's Parkway', Knob Sedge CAREX inversa 'Leslie's Parkway'
Knob Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Drought tolerant. A floppy sedge with spreading rhizomes, forming grass-like mats. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden, patio and ground cover plant. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: brown. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. Hardy.

CAREX morrowii 'Ice Dance', Japenese Sedge CAREX morrowii 'Ice Dance'
Japenese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Ornamental grass with semi-evergreen spreading clumps. Tolerates bog and deer. Attracts butterflies. Good in rock gardens or among poolsides. The variegated foliage adds interest. Foliage: dark green with white borders. Bloom time: summer. Size: 12" x 18". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

CAREX obnupta, Slough Sedge CAREX obnupta
Slough Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen. CA native. Semi-tuft forming sedge, growing from dense, creeping rhizomes. Usually found in moist coastal sites. Fast growing, can be used to provides erosion control & streambank stabilization. Used to make baskets. Blm time: spring-fall. Blm color: purplish-black. Height: 2-5'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z6.

CAREX oshimensis 'Everest' ('Finwhite', 'Carfitol'), Silver Variegated Japanese Sedge CAREX oshimensis 'Everest' ('Finwhite', 'Carfitol')
Silver Variegated Japanese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Evergreen border, ground cover, rock garden & pot plant, will spill over rocks. A sport of Carex ‘Evergold’ with arching, dark green blades with white edges. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Clump forming. Ht: 10”. W: 24”. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5-9. PP#20,955 (syn. Carex hachioensis ‘Everest, C. morowii ‘Everest’)

CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold', Variegated Japanese Sedge CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'
Variegated Japanese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Evergreen border, ground cover, rock garden & pot plant, will spill over rocks. Nice in borders, pots & rock gardens. Arching creamy yellow centered foliage (sometimes reverts to green). Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring. Ht: 12-16". W: 18-24". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7. (syn. C. hachioensis 'Evergold', C. morrowii aureo variegata 'Old Gold' or 'Everbrite')

Photo unavailable CAREX oshimensis 'Everillo'
Golden Japanese Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Evergreen border, ground cover, rock garden & pot plant, will spill over rocks. Nice in borders, pots & rock gardens. Mutation of C. ‘Evergold' w/arching lime-grn lvs that turn gldn ylw as they mature. Color improves in shade. Versatile, can tolerate very saturated & dry soils. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring. Ht: 12-18". W: 18-24". Exp.: pt shade. Water: mod.. USDA Z5. USPP# 21002

CAREX oshimensis 'Everlime', Japanese Sedge CAREX oshimensis 'Everlime'
Japanese Sedge

Grass: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Similar to C. ‘Evergold’ but with improved habit & vigour. Grown for its foliage, the arching green leaves are glossy with bright lime margins. Brownish flowers are insignifican. Great for borders, a living wall or mixed containers. Enjoy a four season display of tidy, mounding foliage. Grows 12-18" tall & 12-18" wide. Plant in part sun to part shade. Moderate water. Easy to grow! Zone 5-9. USPP

CAREX pansa, California Meadow Sedge, Dune Grass CAREX pansa
California Meadow Sedge, Dune Grass

Grass-like Perennial: CA coastal native. Tolerates foot traffic, deer, coast, sun, bog, clay & sand. Tuft forming habit spreads slowly by rhizomes. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden, patio and ground cover plant. Attracts butterflies. Height: 6-8". Flowers to 12". Space 12" apart for meadow/lawn. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CAREX praegracilis
Clustered Field Sedge or Slender Sedge

A large handsome grass from the central and north coast. Light-green blades. Striking as accent plant or as background in grass gardens. Ht: 2'.

CAREX solandri, Bush Sedge CAREX solandri
Bush Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Ornamental with finely textured, arching evergreen foliage. Nice ground cover. Can re-seed, so shear flower if not desired (not a nuisance). Foliage: dark green w/bronze-orange tips. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Size: 12-24" x 12-24". Exposure: sun/shade (shade in hot areas). Water: moist. USDA Z8.

CAREX species 'Pomona', The Pomona Sedge CAREX species 'Pomona'
The Pomona Sedge

Perennial grass: Part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen fine textured dk green clumping sedge makes a fountain of grassy texture that catches your eye & the breeze. It is tidy & good looking even after flowering as the seed heads are slender & never messy. Use in groups & masses. Excels under trees, tolerates tree-root competition & leaf litter. Size: 18-24" x 18-24" Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod. Z7. PPAF

Photo unavailable CAREX subfusca
Rusty Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Drought tolerant. CA native. Tolerates foot traffic, deer, coast, sun, bog, clay & sand. Spring-flowering heads that open cream-colored then darken to black-brown as the seed develops. Good lawn, meadow, rock garden, patio and ground cover plant. Attracts butterflies. Height: 8-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z5.

CAREX testacea, Sedge CAREX testacea
Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Evergreen, ornamental grass. Bright shiny foliage year round. Good in borders, banks and poolside plantings. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: copper to orange. Bloom time: summer. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Bog tolerant. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CAREX testacea 'Prairie Fire'
Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Evergreen, ornamental grass.Upright, slender, green-bronze floliage is tipped with orange. Thrives in full sun or light shade, tolerates heat, humidity and even drought. Deer resistant. Bloom color: rose. Height: 18". Width: 15". Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5

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