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Photo unavailable POA cita
Silver Tussock

Perennial Grass: Upright long-lived clumper. Tolerates drought, wind & coastal conditions. Has very narrow shiny pale grn lvs, that age to green-brown. Arching flower stems rise just above the folg. having a loose open arrangement of bronze flower heads. Rake out old lvs annually to keep clumps attractive & fresh. Great accent or groundcover plant. Blm time: summer. Size: 2-3' x 1-2'. Exp. sun/pt shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8.

POA colensoi, Blue Tussock, New Zealand Tussock Grass POA colensoi
Blue Tussock, New Zealand Tussock Grass

Grass: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen. Drought toler. Forms tight dense clumps of narrow blue grey lvs. Arching flwr stems rise just above the folg. having an open arrangement of bronze flower heads. Rake out old lvs annually to keep clumps attractive & fresh. Excellent rock garden plant & for erosion control. Blm time: spring. Ht.: 12-18". Exp.: sun/light shade. Water: mod./dry.

Photo unavailable RHYNCHELYTRUM nerviglume 'Pink Crystals'
Pink Crystals Ruby Grass

An annual ornamental with shimmering coral pink plumes in June that ripen to silvery pink in September-one of the showiest of small grasses! The foliage turns purplish-red in fall. Tolerates coast, deer, drought & heat. Size: 20-30" x 15", plumes 12" above. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-11. (syn. MELINIS nerviglumis)

Photo unavailable RHYNCHELYTRUM nerviglumis 'Savannah'
Ruby Grass

An annual ornamental with shimmering coral pink plumes in June that ripen to silvery pink in September-one of the showiest of small grasses! The foliage turns purplish-red in fall. Tolerates coast, deer, drought & heat. Height: 18-24". Width: 9-12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-11. (syn. MELINIS nerviglumis)

SESLERIA 'Brushstrokes' PPAF, Moor Grass SESLERIA 'Brushstrokes' PPAF
Moor Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought, deer & bog tolerant. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Border, rock garden & ground cover plant. Blooms spring-summer. Attracts butterflies. Habit is vigorous, dense & weed-proof. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable SESLERIA 'Campo Azul'
SESLERIA 'Greenlee', Greenlee Moor Grass SESLERIA 'Greenlee'
Greenlee Moor Grass

Perennial Grass Evergreen Presumed to be a hybrid between Sesleria caerulia & Sesleria autumnalis. Blue-tinged green blades bear a likeness to Sesleria caerulia but are longer, while the blooms resemble those of Sesleria autumnalis, except for being thicker & more elongated & turning a purplish brown hue when mature. Blm time: spring/summer. Sun/part shade. Water moderate Ht 1ft Width 1-2 ft USDA Z4-10.

SESLERIA autumnalis, Autumn Moor Grass SESLERIA autumnalis
Autumn Moor Grass

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen. Drought, deer and bog tolerant. Has lime-green foliage with tan floweiring racemes in late summer and fall. Good border, rock garden and ground cover plant. Tolerates root competition from woody plants. Non invasive. Height: 20". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable SESLERIA caerulea
Blue Moor Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought, deer & bog tolerant. 2-toned foliage-dark green on top & silver blue underneath. Border, rock garden & ground cover plant. Blooms spring-summer w/blackish purple panicles aging to tan. Attracts butterflies. Habit is vigorous, dense & weed-proof, 6-12" x 6-12", flowers to 20". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-10.

STIPA arundinacea 'Sirocco', Feather Reed, Pheasant's Tail Grass STIPA arundinacea 'Sirocco'
Feather Reed, Pheasant's Tail Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Tolerates clay soil. Stunning slightly arching green foilage turns coppery pink under cool conditions and forms a fountianous mound 10-15" by 22-24". Great texture for borders and pots. Bloom color: beige. Height: 10-15". Width: 22-24". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable STIPA ichu
Peruvian Feather Grass

Perennial: Deer resistant. Good for erosion control. Silky green plumes move w/the slightest breeze. In fall the folg. matures to an attractive golden tan. Heat resistant. Prefers rocky soils but can handle clay. Use as a vertical accent in a mixed border, rock garden, or among shrubs on a hillside. Similar to Mexican Feather Grass but doesn't reseed as much in low water conditions. Blms: ivory. Size: 2-3' x 1-2'. Exp.: full sun/pt. shade.

UNCINIA rubra 'Belinda's Find', Hook Sedge UNCINIA rubra 'Belinda's Find'
Hook Sedge

Grass-like Herb: Evergreen. Excellent woodland plant. A tuft-forming New Zealand perennial with sharply pointed bronze foliage with rich cherry red leaf margins. A nice border or pot plant. Dark brown blooms in summer. Height: 8". Spread: 10". Exposure: sun in cool climates/part shade to shade elsewhere. Water: mod/moist. Can grow in a pot standing in a saucer of water. USDA Z8-11. PP#21972.

Photo unavailable UNCINIA uncinata rubra
Red Hook Sedge

Grass-like Herb: Evergreen. A tuft-forming New Zealand perennial w/sharply pointed greenish red to rich reddish brown foliage (darkest in the cool season). A nice border or pot plant. Dark brown to black blooms in summer. 12"-15" x 14". Sun in cool climates/Part shade elsewhere. Water: mod/moist. Can grow in a pot standing in a saucer of water. USDA Z8-11. (syn. UNCINIA rubra 'Firedance')

Photo unavailable VETIVERIA zizanioides 'Sunshine'
Vetiver, Khas-Khas, Khus-Khus

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A large tufting grass found throughout the plains of India. Used to treat many skin disorders & known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. Also used in aromatherapy & perfume. The inflorescence panicles are prpl-brown. Use in borders, as a low screening plant or for slope stabilization. Ht: 8-10'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. (syn. Chrysopogon zizanioides) USDA Z9.

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