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CAREX texensis, Texas Sedge CAREX texensis
Texas Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Evergreen, ornamental grass. Small clump forming sedge with a weeping habit. Very nice between stepping stones or in areas where a small grass is needed. Great for containers. Can be used as a lawn substitute. Foliage color: green. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: green turning to brown. Height: 6-8". Width: 1'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

CAREX x 'The Beatles', The Beatles' Sedge, Mop Top Sedge CAREX x 'The Beatles'
The Beatles' Sedge, Mop Top Sedge

Grass-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Low, evergreen ground cover for stepping stones, lining paths and as a filler. Tolerates light foot traffic as a lawn or low meadow. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 3-4 inches. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. Bog tolerant. USDA Z7. (Possibly C. gitata x C. ornithipoda).

Photo unavailable CHONDROPETALUM elephantinum
Large Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff gray-green stems & dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8. CHONDROPETALUM tectorum was split into: tectorum 2-3' & elephantinum 4-6' in height.

CHONDROPETALUM tectorum, Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed CHONDROPETALUM tectorum
Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed

Restio: Deer resistant. Perennial that forms a broad, dense clump with stiff gray-green stems & dark brown flower spikes. Plant performs best in moist, well-draining sandy soil. Sensitive to fertilizers, particularly those high in phosphorus. Size: 2-3' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8. CHONDROPETALUM tectorum was split into: tectorum 2-3' & elephantinum 4-6' in height.

Photo unavailable CORTADERIA selloana 'Gold Band'
Pampas Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought and bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Native of Argentina. Large border plant and excellent "spot screen". Beautiful foliage with large, decorative plumes. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Bloom color: white. Foliage color: arching, green & gold. Height: 4-6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CORTADERIA selloana 'Pumila'
Pampas Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought, heat and bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Good large border plant and screen plant. Native to Argentina. Decorative plumes can be used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Bloom color: white to pink. Clumping, arching growth 3-5' in height. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

CORTADERIA selloana 'Silver Comet', Pampas Grass CORTADERIA selloana 'Silver Comet'
Pampas Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought and bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Native of Argentina. Good for screen, hedge or back of borders. Decorative plumes can be used as a cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: white. Foliage: clumping, arching green with creamy white stripe. Height: 6-8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CYPERUS prolifer 'Little Prince'
Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus, Egyptian Reed, Paper Reed

Grass: Evergreen. Native to Africa. An attractive unusual grass-like plant, grown mainly for its textured bracts and umbels. The tufts are yellow-green and turn a rich bronze in late summer. Heat & bog tolerant. Low maintenance and easy to grow. Upright, clump forming. Great for patios, decks, along the edges of ponds & pools, landscapes or containers. Blm time: summer. Blm color: brown. Height: 18". Exp: cool sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z9.

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