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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.

Photo unavailable 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 FARGESIA dracocephala 'Rufa'
Clumping Bamboo

Exceptionally cold hardy, vigorous, and both sun and wind tolerant, this plant makes an outstanding small screen or hedge. Very prolific shooter with the most dense foliage of the clumpers.

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%

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 <.

Photo unavailable 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.

JUNCUS 'Javelin', Giant Rush JUNCUS 'Javelin'
Giant Rush

Perennial: Evergreen ornamental grass with a stiff, erect habit. Deer, clay, bog and gopher resistant. Attractive grassy leaves emerge lime green in spring, turning bluish-green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Great pond side, border or container plant. Height: 36-48". Width: 18-24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7-9.

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