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FESTUCA californica, California Fescue FESTUCA californica
California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. California native. Good for erosion control, borders and mass plantings on banks - very showy. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Height: 2 feet. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant', Giant California Fescue FESTUCA californica 'Willits' Giant'
Giant California Fescue

Perennial Grass: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Native to Willits, Mendocino County CA. Extremely robust, growing twice the size of typical CA fescue. Good specimen plant, in drifts, under oaks or in light shade. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue-green. Ht: 3' (5-6' w/flower stalks). Spd: 3'. Exp.: sun/shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8 or <.

FESTUCA glauca 'Beyond Blue' ('Casca11'), Blue Fescue FESTUCA glauca 'Beyond Blue' ('Casca11')
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. One of the best blue Fescues! Intense, powder blue foliage stays bright throughout the season without browning. Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Size: 9-12" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4. USPP #23,307

Photo unavailable FESTUCA glauca 'Boulder Blue'
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Bluest cultivar to date! Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: metallic blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 6-10". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah's Blue', Blue Fescue FESTUCA glauca 'Elijah's Blue'
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Useful cover on banks & hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, pots & borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: very blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 8 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. F. cineraria 'Elijah's Blue)

Photo unavailable FESTUCA glauca (syn. F. ovina var. glauca)
Blue Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Useful cover on banks and hillsides. Good for erosion control, rock gardens, containers and borders. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: light blue. Bloom time: summer. Clump forming. Height: 8-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA idahoensis 'Siskiyou Blue'
Idaho Fescue, Blue Bunchgrass

Perennial Grass: Species is native from San Francisco to Canada. Tolerates wind, drought, coast and deer. Good slope stabilizer. Cut back in early spring. Attracts Lindsey's Skipper butterflies. Foliage: silvery blue. Size: 18" x 15". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA idahoensis 'Stony Creek'
Idaho Fescue, Blue Bunchgrass

Perennial Grass: CA native. Tolerates wind, drought, coast and deer. Perfect accent for borders, between shrubs and rocks or under oaks. Cut back in early spring. Foliage: silvery blue. Size: 18" x 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA idahoensis 'Tomales Bay'
Idaho Fescue, Evergreen Bunchgrass

Perennial Grass: CA native. Tolerates wind, drought, coast and deer. Perfect accent for borders, between shrubs and rocks or under oaks.Holds up better in the summer than other Idaho Fescues. Cut back in early spring. Foliage: soft blue-green. Size: 12" x 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA mairei
Maire's Fescue, Atlas Fescue

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Native N. Africa, Morocco & Atlas Mountains. Good for erosion control, as a filler & borders. Tolerant of deer, heat, drought, cold, moisture, rocky & coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: green. Bloom time: summer. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

FESTUCA rubra, Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue FESTUCA rubra
Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & coast. Can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: purple tinged spikelets. Clumping & spreading growth habit. Ht: 1-2'. W: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Can tolerate shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable FESTUCA rubra 'Molate'
Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen/Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & coast. A Calif. native that can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: purple tinged spikelets in spring/summer. Clumping & spreading-Ht: 1-3'. W: 1-2'+. Sun/part shade & can tolerate shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z3.

FESTUCA rubra 'Patrick's Point', Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue FESTUCA rubra 'Patrick's Point'
Red Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen. Native to California. Tolerates deer & coast. Can be grown as a lawn or meadow grass. Use as a ground cover, rock garden or on slopes. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple tinged spikelets. Clumping & spreading growth habit. Height: 6-12". Width: 1-2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Can tolerate shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable HAKONECHLOA macra 'All Gold'
Japanese Forest Grass

Perennial Grass: New Introduction for 2003. Deciduous. Deer resistant. Rare ornamental grass with metallic gold foliage. Very attractive! Clump forming to around 10", not invasive. Slow growing. Use in borders, rock gardens and containers. Blooms in summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moist. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable HAKONECHLOA macra 'Aureola'
Japanese Forest Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Ornamental grass with brilliant yellow bamboo-like foliage streaked with green lines (pink-red in fall). Very attractive! Clump forming to 12-18" x 16-24", not invasive. Slow growing. Use in borders, rock gardens & containers. Blooms in summer. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable HELICTOTRICHON sempervirens
Blue Oat Grass

Perennial Grass: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen in warm winter climates. Clumping habit. Good for borders and gravel plantings. Attractive throughout the summer and fall. Bloom time: summer. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: blue gray. Height: 2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable HILARIA belangeri
Curly Mesquite Grass

Perennial Grass: Highly drought tolerant warm-season grass. Part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Performs best in full sun, great source of forage for wildlife & livestock. Finely textured w/soft blue-green foliage, makes a gorgeous lawn or short meadow in hot dry climates. Tolerant of a variety of soils. Tidier & better behaved than Buffalo Grass. Blm time: summer-fall. Ht.: 3-8". Space: 12-18". Water: dry. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Z4.

Photo unavailable IMPERATA cylindrica 'Rubra'/ 'Red Baron'
Japanese Blood Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Spreading growth habit. Tolerates light woodland setting. Good in borders, creates a nice look when the sun shines through the rich foliage! The top half of each stem is a rich blood red. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Height: 1-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USD Z8.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS effusus 'Quartz Creek'
Soft Rush (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Pest & disease free. Narrow, soft, round stems & vertical, upright divergent growth. Medium-green foliage turns yellowish brown after the 1st frost. Flowers are held at stem tips in early summer. Also good for pots & water settings. Tolerates deer, gopher, bog & clay. Height: 15-24". Exposue: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4-11.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS inflexus 'Blue Arrows'
Blue Arrows Rush

Perennial: Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Narrow straight grey-blue leaves in stiff clumps, ideal for containers to provide structure. Goes perfectly beside a pool, pond, or stream where its reflection captures the mood of an aquatic paradise. Winter interest (regional), colorful/attractive foliage, heat tolerant, low maintenance, frost tolerant. Height: 36". Spread: 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS patens
Common Rush, California Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, erect habit. CA native. Deer, clay, bog and gopher resistant. The thin, upright reeds of striking blue-gray make a distinctive pond side, border or container plant. Great accent foliage. Produces yellow flowers. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

Photo unavailable JUNCUS patens 'Carman's Gray'
Blue or Gray Rush, California Gray Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, upright habit. Deer and gopher resistant. Clay and bog tolerant. The thin, upright reeds of striking blue-gray make a distinctive pond side, border or container plant. Great accent foliage. Has insignificant brown flowers. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

JUNCUS patens 'Elk Blue', Blue or Gray Rush, California Gray Rush JUNCUS patens 'Elk Blue'
Blue or Gray Rush, California Gray Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, upright habit. CA native (Mendocino County). Deer & gopher resistant. Clay & bog tolerant. The thin, upright reeds of striking blue-gray make a distinctive pond side, border or pot plant. Great accent color. Has insignificant brown flowers. Ht: 1-2'. W: 1-2'. Exposure: sun or shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

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 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.

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