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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 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 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 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 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 '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 LOMANDRA longifolia 'Nyalla'
Mat Rush

Perennial: Evergreen. An improved semi-compact fine leaf blue green form of the popular Lomandra longifolia. Similar to 'Breeze' but w/ a broader leaf & slightly larger habit. A great alternative for shrubs & ground covers. Excellent for mass, commercial or highway plantings. Yellow flower heads in spring. Extremely drought tolerant once established. Performs well in sand or clay soils. Tolerates heavy frost & hot/humid conditions. Size: 3-4' x3-4'. Full sun/part shade PP #15,583

Photo unavailable LYGEUM spartum
False Esparto Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Naturally widespread throughout the Mediterranean. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. A spreading rhizomatous grass with vertically-inclined pale yellowish gray-green rush-like leaves. Distinctive showy flowers look like flecks of cotton. Useful in groups or as a spreading ground cover. Height: 2-3'. Blm time: summer-fall. Exp.: sun/light shade. Water: mod./dry. Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less.

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