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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.

Photo unavailable 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.

Photo unavailable 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.

Photo unavailable 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.

Photo unavailable 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

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.

CHONDROPETALUM tectorum (seed grown), Small Cape Rush, Thatch Reed CHONDROPETALUM tectorum (seed grown)
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. (This variety is grown from seed, so information could vary).

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.

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