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Photo unavailable PHORMIUM colensoi 'Flamingo'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow grower. Foliage: drooping, soft flamingo-pink with olive margins. Height: to 2.5-3 feet. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8. (syn. P. cookianum 'Flamingo')

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM colensoi 'Tricolor'
New Zealand Flax (syn. P. cookianum 'Tricolor')

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, pots & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Vigorous. Foliage: drooping, rich green with cream margins that are edged with rose-red. Height: to 3-4 feet. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM cookianum 'Black Adder'
New Zealand Flax

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Foliage: deep burgundy black leaves with glossy overlay. Height: 3 feet. Spread: 3 feet. Exposure: sun to light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM tenax 'Atropurpureum' ('Rubrum')
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Foliage color: dark purplish red. Height: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM tenax 'Bronze Baby', New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily PHORMIUM tenax 'Bronze Baby'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Vigorous. Foliage: upright, arching red-brown with some orange in fall. Height: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM tenax 'Co-ordination'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to N. Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Height: 4-5'. Foliage: erect; young leaves with inner green band & narrow green & bronze stripes becoming less distinct as they age. Sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM tenax 'Jack Spratt'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coastal winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage color: drooping, reddish-brown with bright green base. Height: 1.5-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. Sunset Zones 7-14. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM tenax 'Pink Stripe', New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily PHORMIUM tenax 'Pink Stripe'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: bronze-green with pink margins. Height: 6 feet, bushy. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM tenax 'Tiny Tiger' (syn. 'Nana Aurea')
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Good grower. Foliage: upright and chunky gray-green with cream margins. Height: to 12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM tenax 'Toney Tiger'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Vigorous. Foliage: upright and chunky gray-green with cream margins. Height: to 2.5-3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PLEIOBLASTUS auricoma (syn. P. viridistriatus)
Running Bamboo, Kamuro-zasa, Dwarf Greenstripe

Bamboo: Evergreen. Good groundcover, border and woodland plant. Purple stems hold bright yellow leaves that are striped with green. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3-4 feet. Indefinite slow spread. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable PLEIOBLASTUS fortunei (syn. P. variegatus)
Running Bamboo, Dwarf Whitestripe

Bamboo: Evergreen. Good groundcover, border & woodland plant. Attractive variegated green and cream leaves have an upright spiky appearance that maintains well during the winter. Ht: 4' (usually 2'). Can be kept short by mowing or clipping back the foliage to ground level in the spring before the plant sends up new shoots. Exp: sun/light shade. Water: moderate

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.

Photo unavailable 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 a open arrangement of bronze flower heads. Rake out old lvs annually to keep clumps attractive & fresh. Excellent rock garden plant and 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)

Photo unavailable 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.

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.

Photo unavailable STIPA species 'Chile'

Grass: Tight upright clumps of narrow dark green leaves grow 10-12" tall. Airy flowers tip 24" flower stems. Great for meadows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Prefers well-drained soil.

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 VETIVERIA zizanioides
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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