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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

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.

DESCHAMPSIA caespitosa, Tufted Hair Grass, Hassock Grass, Tussock Grass DESCHAMPSIA caespitosa
Tufted Hair Grass, Hassock Grass, Tussock Grass

Perennial Grass: Deer resistant. A nice cool season grass. Good border, specimen, waterside, woodland and rock garden plant. Foliage: dark green. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: tones of gold, silver, purple and green. Clump forming: H: 2-3'. W: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. Bog tolerant. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable DESCHAMPSIA caespitosa 'Northern Lights'
Tufted Hair Grass, Hassock Grass, Tussock Grass

Perennial Grass: Deer resistant. Good border, specimen, waterside, woodland and rock garden plant. Foliage: cream and green variegation with pink tints in spring and in cool weather. This hybrid probably doesn't flower. Clump forming: H: 10-15". W: 15". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. Bog tolerant. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable EQUISETUM hyemale
Scouring Rush, Dutch Rush

Rush-like Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay & bog tolerant. Plants grow well in west areas or shallow water. The grayish green foliage can be used in arrangements. Spreads by rhizomes to form a large scale ground cover. Contain if you do not want plant to spread. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: around 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

ERAGROSTIS intermedia, Plains Lovegrass ERAGROSTIS intermedia
Plains Lovegrass

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. CA native often found in dry, sloping areas. A warm season, mid-sized bunchgrass w/long, narrow leaf blades. Tuft forming. The airy seed heads are diffusely branched w/many small spikelets creating a light & almost transparent texture. Moderately fast grower & long-lived. Use for meadows or as a garden accent. Good grazing for livestock. Blm time: spring. Blm color: pink-purple. Ht: 1-3'.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA 'Native Mix' (no-mow)
Native Fescue

Native mix of Festuca occidentalis, idahoensis & rubra. Deep glossy green, finely-textured grass. Slow-growing w/ lax & flexuous blades. Can be maintained as a turf lawn or left unmowed. Good for sloped areas or natural landscapes. Low-maintenance. Medium wear tolerance. Maintained & irrigated: low water, mowing ht: 4-6". Non-maintained & non-irrigated: water during establishment, mature ht: 18-24". Exp: sun/pt shade.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA amethystina
Tufted Fescue

Perennial Grass. Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Useful cover on banks and hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, containers and borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: finely textured bluish green. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: violet-purple. Clumping growth habbit. Height: 8-12" Spread: 12-15". Exposure: sun Water: mod USDA Z%

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