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This showcases the plants we have grown over the years. We don't always have them available. Check our availability or call or email before planning your order. Thanks!

Grasses & Grass-like Plants

Calamagrostis foliosa / Leafy Reed Grass

Evergreen grass. Sun or light shade. Mounding gray-green foliage. Nodding cream-colored plumes. 1'x2'. CA native. Medium to low water.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' / Feather Reed Grass

Evergreen grass with upright arching habit to 2-3' tall. Flowers are feathery plumes to 6' tall in May or June. Full sun with medium water.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' / Feather Reed Grass

Evergreen grass. Sun. 12" foliage, 2' flower stalks. Spring flowers resemble small rattlesnake rattles. Good in arrangements. Medium water. Grows during the cool season.

Carex brunnea 'Jenneke' Narrow Sedge

Evergreen cool-season grass. Sun-part shade. Yellow & green foliage. To 1'x1'. Prune in early spring. Good in pots. Medium water.   

Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster'

Perennial grass. Sun. Bright rusty red foliage with an upright habit. 16"- 24" tall. Medium to low water.

Carex comans 'Amazon Mist' / New Zealand Hair Sedge  

Evergreen perennial grass. Some shade in hottest climates. Silvery green leaves. 1'x2'. Moderate water.

Carex comans 'Bronze Bronco' / New Zealand Hair Sedge

Evergreen grass. Sun/part sun. Finely textured brown foliage. Mounding habit to 1'x2'. Moderate water.

Carex divulsa (aka tumulicola) / European Grey Sedge (formerly known as Berkeley Sedge)   

Evergreen sedge. Sun or shade. 1'x18".  Lush, green, mop-like, curving leaves. Excellent for meadow effect. Regular water is best. Shear lightly but don't cut to ground.

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger' / Blue Sedge

Evergreen sedge. Sun/part shade. Vivid blue-gray foliage. To 2'x2'. Medium to to high water.

Carex flagellifera 'Bronzita' / Hair Sedge

Evergreen grass. Sun/part sun. Finely textured brown foliage. Mounding habit to 1'x2'. Moderate water.

Carex howardii 'Phoenix Green' / Green Sedge

Evergreen grass. Part sun. Finely textured bright green foliage with upright habit. To 16"x12". Heat tolerant. Low maintenance. Likes moist soil.

Carex morrowii 'Ice / Dance' Variegated Sedge

Evergreen grass. Sun or shade.  Green foliage with white margins. Clumping to 1'x2'. Spreading groundcover. Moderate to high water.

Carex oshimensis 'Everest' / Variegated Japanese Sedge

Perennial, evergreen. Sun/shade. Low mound 18" x 18". Does best in rich, moist soil in part shade. Great for borders or containers.  

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' / Evergold Sedge       

Perennial, evergreen. Sun/shade. Low mound 12" x 12". Does best in rich, moist soil in part shade. Great for borders or containers.

Carex oshimensis 'Gold Strike' / Variegated Japanese Sedge

Perennial, evergreen. Sun/shade. Low mound 12" x 12". Does best in rich, moist soil in part shade. Great for borders or containers.

Carex secta / Makura Grass

Evergreen grass. Sun. 3' x 3'. Shiny brown seed heads in summer. Forms thick trunk of old roots and stems. Regular water.

Carex testacea / Orange Sedge

Evergreen sedge. Sun. 2'x2'.  Attractive mop-like curving leaves. Orange color is striking.  Good in containers. Regular water . Shear lightly but don't cut to ground.

Carex trifida 'Rekohu Sunrise' / Variegated Sedge

Evergreen grass. Sun-light shade. Green with gold margins. Upright arching habit to 3'x2'. Moist well drained soil. (USPP # 20512 Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.)

Chondropetalum tectorum / Thatching Reed

Evergreen reed-like plant with striking slender stems.  Makes a ball of foliage 3' in diameter. Sun. Medium water. Good in pots. From South Africa.

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Northern Lights' / Variegated Tufted Hairgrass  

Evergreen perennial grass. Full sun/partial shade. Green and cream, with pink highlights in cooler seasons. 8"x 16". Regular water.

Elymus magellanicus / Blue Wheatgrass

Semi-evergreen perennial grass. Sun-light shade. Vivid blue foliage. Prefers cool summers. 15"x18".  Well drained soil & regular water. Cut back in spring to refresh.

Equisetum scirpoides / Small Horsetail Grass

Evergreen reed-like plant with striking slender stems. 1'X3'. Sun. Medium water. Good in pots. Tolerates bog conditions.

Festuca californica / California Fescue

Evergreen grass with rich green foliage to 2' tall and flowers to 3' tall. Grow in full sun or part shade. Give medium to low water. This CA native is excellent for slopes or meadow effects.

Festuca glauca'Elijah's Blue' / Blue Fescue       

Evergreen perennial grass. Full sun. Silver blue leaves. 8"x10".  Moderate water.

Festuca 'Siskiyou Blue' / Fescue

Evergreen grass. Sun/part shade. Clumps of narrow, silver/blue foliage with flower spikes in summer. 
1'x15". Low water. Drought and deer resistant.

Festuca idahoensis / Fescue      

 Evergreen grass with 18" ball of green foliage. One of the finest native CA grasses.  Grow in full sun with medium to low water.  In spring, stroke clump to remove old leaves.

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' / Japanese Forest Grass

Evergreen grass. Shade-part shade. Golden foliage. Mounding habit to 3'x3'. High water. Good in pots.

Helictotrichon sempervirens / Blue Oat Grass      

Evergreen grass. Full sun. Grey leaves form spiky ball to 18". Medium to low water. In spring stroke foliage to remove brown leaves. Native to Western US.

​Himalayacalamus falconeri 'Damarapa' / Candy Stripe Bamboo

Evergreen clumping bamboo. Light shade. Red, green, & yellow striped canes. To 5' x 20'. Hardy to 20 degrees. Prefers sheltered location.  Medium water.

Imperata cylindrica rubra / Japanese Blood Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun. New foliage is green, turning brilliant red. 18"-24" tall x slowly spreading. Moist, well drained soil.

Juncus effusus 'Quartz Creek' / California Green Rush

Grass-like plant called a rush. Strongly upright green foliage to 2' tall.  Native to CA.  Grow in full sun to part shade with medium to high water.  Nice vertical element.

Juncus effusus spiralis / Curly Rush     

Grass-like plant called a rush. Full sun to part shade. Spiraling green foliage to 2' tall.  Medium to high water.

Juncus pallidus 'Javelin' / Javelin Grass

Evergreen grasslike rush. Blue-green foliage.  Stiff upright habit to 5'x2'. Tolerates a wide range of soil types and watering conditions.

Juncus patens / California Gray Rush        

Grass-like plant called a rush. Strongly upright gray foliage to 2' tall.  Native to CA. Grow in full sun to part shade with medium to high water.  Nice vertical element.

Juncus patens 'Elk Blue' / California Gray Rush

Evergreen rush. Sun/part shade. Custers of inconspicuous bronze flowers in spring through fall; slender, blue-green foliage and clumping habit. 2'x2'. Moderate water. CA native.

Juncus tenuis 'Blue Dart' / Blue Rush

Evergreen grass-like rush. Blue-green foliage. Stiff upright habit to 18"x12". Spiky foliage is great in pots and combinations. Sun to part shade. Medium to high water.

Milium effusum 'Aureum' / Golden Millet Grass

Perennial grass. Light shade. New foliage is golden, turning light green. Clumping, arching habit to 2'x2'. Best in cool summer climates. Summer dormant in hot areas. Regular to high water.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' / Dwarf Maiden Grass

Perennial clumping grass. Sun to part shade. Finely textured silvery green foliage to 2'-3' tall and wide. Whitish plumes to 5' summer-fall. Yellow fall foliage.  Medium water.

Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cosmopolitan' / Variegated Silver Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun. Spectacular, ribbon-like variegated leaves of green and white.   6' tall and 3' wide. Medium water. Cut to ground in winter. Shown in photo with Knipofia 'Yellow Cheer'.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracilllimus' / Maiden Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun. Narrow green leaves with silver midrib. To 3'-4' tall and wide. Coppery plumes to 6' in fall-winter. Medium water. Tolerates most soils. Cut to ground in early spring.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra' / Dwarf Zebra Maiden Grass

Perennial clumping grass. Sun-lt. shade. Gold banded foliage to 3'x3'. Reddish plumes to 4' in summer. Medium water. (PP#13008 Unauthorized reproduction prohibited. )

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' / Dwarf Variegated Maiden Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun. Narrow green leaves with silver margins. Compact, upright habit to 3'-4' tall and wide. Coppery plumes to 6' in fall-winter. Medium water. Tolerates most soils. Cut to ground in 
early spring.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' / Variegated Maiden Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun/part shade. Variegated, cream and green foliage with red, tassel-like flower plumes in fall. 6'x4'. Moderate water. Deer resistant.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' / Maiden Grass

Evergreen clumping grass. Sun to part shade. Striped yellow and green foliage. Pinkish plumes in summer-fall. To 6' x 8'. Medium water.

Miscanthus transmorrisonensis / Evergreen Miscanthus

Evergreen grass with foliage to 3' tall by 2' wide. Airy flower to 6' tall. Prefers full sun to semi-shade with medium water.

Muhlenbergia capillaris / Regal Mist Grass

Evergreen perennial grass. Sun or light shade. Bright green mounding foliage to 3'x6'. Airy pinkish plumes to 4' tall. Cut back in late winter to refresh. Low to moderate water.

Muhlenbergia emersleyi / Bull Grass

Evergreen grass. Sun. Clumping, blue-green foliage and dark purple flower plumes in fall. 3'x3'. Low water. Drought and frost tolerant; North American native.

Muhlenbergia rigens / Deer Grass     

Evergreen grass. Sun. Gray-green foliage to 3' tall and wide. Simple, pointy flower spikes. Medium to low water. Native to western US.

​Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' / Dwarf Fountain Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun/part shade. Short, foxtail-like, beige plumes in summer and compact habit. 1'x1'. Moderate water. Cold hardy and deer resistant.

Pennisetum x advena 'Eaton Canyon' / Red Fountain Grass

Deciduous grass. Sun. Showy burgundy foliage to 3' tall with graceful, arching plume-like flowers. Medium water.

Pennisetum 'Fireworks' / Variegated Fountain Grass

Evergreen grass. Sun. Red, pink, white & green striped foliage. 2'-4'wide. Red plumes to 4'-5' tall. Moderate water. Cut back in late winter to refresh. (USPP# 18504 unauthorized propagation prohibited.)

Pennisetum messiacum / Red Bunny Tales

Evergreen grass. Full sun. 18"-36" tall. Reddish-pink flowers resembling rabbit tails appear in spring through fall. Medium water.

Pennisetum orientale / Oriental Fountain Grass    

Perennial grass. Full sun. Green foliage with pinkish plumes in summer & fall. 2'x2 1/2'. Moderate water.

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' / Purple-Leaf Fountain Grass   

Deciduous grass. Sun. Eye-catching burgundy foliage to 4' with graceful, arching plume-like flowers. Sterile-seeded.  Medium water.

Pennisetum setaceum 'Skyrocket' / Pink Fountain Grass

Evergreen perennial grass. Sun. Green & cream striped leaves. Showy pinkish flower spikes summer-fall. 3'x2'. Regular water. (PP# 21797 Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.)  

Pennisetum spatheolatum / Slender Veldt Grass

Evergreen grass. Sun.  Green foliage to 1' tall and flower spikes to 4'. Flowers are small, tight bundles at the tips of long stems. Graceful.  Medium water.