Boutelousa Gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’

Blue Grama Grass

Medium growth rate. Upright ornamental grass. Grows to 1 to 2 feet high by 1 to 2 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Chartreuse flowers in June to August. Drought and erosion tolerant. Dry to medium water needs. 

Baumea rubiginosa Variegata

Variegated Striped Rush

Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen grass. Grows to 1 to 3 feet high. Prefers sun or shade. Hardy to -10 F. Running plant. Requires medium watering. 

Calamagrostis acutiflora

K. Foerster’s feather reed grass

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen broadleaf grass.  Grows to 5 to 7 feet tall. Prefers sun or part shade. Hardy to -15 F. Good fall color. Flowers in spring. Strong vertical plant. Blooms open green, truns burgunday and fades to gold. 

Calamagrostis foliosa

Mendocino Reed Grass

Medium growing clumping evergreen grass. Grows 1 to 2 feet high and wide. Can handle sun or shade. Hardy to 15 F. Tan flowers bloom in the spring through summer. Drought and heat tolerant. California Native.

Calamagrostis nutkaensis

Pacific Reed Grass

Medium growing bunching evergreen grass. Grows 2 to 3 feet high and spreads 3 to 4 feet wide. Prefers sun or light shade. Hardy to 15 F. Brown flowers bloom in the spring and summer. Deer resistant. Moderate watering. California Native.

Carex buchananii

Red Leather leaf sedge

Medium growing upright evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 18 to 24 inches. Prefers sun. Hardy to -15 F. Buff spike flowers in summer. Dense clumps of vary narrow reddish blades curled at tip.

Carex comans

Frosty Curls

Medium growth rate. Rounded evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 18 to 24 inches high. Prefers partial shade. Hardy to -15 F. Very graceful clumps. Silvery green narrow blades develop curls turning back to base. 

Carex Comans

New Zealand Hair sedge

Medium growing rounded evergreen grass. Grows 1 to 2 feet high and spreads the same. Prefers full sun. Hardy to about negative 15 degrees F. Works as a nice groundcover. Weeping tufts of fine textured lime green leaves. Requires regular watering until established. 

Carex glauca

Blue sedge 

Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 6 to 8 inches. Prefers full or part shade. Hardy to -15 F. Can withstand lite foot traffic. Fine leaves of grey-blue make excellent ground cover. California Native.

Carex Pansa

California Meadow Grass

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Grows 8 to 12 inches high and wide. Prefers full sun and can handle light shade, Green flowers bloom in the spring, Water every 3 to 7 days, California Native, Deer resistant. Drought tolerant once established

Carex tumulicola

Berkley sedge

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen perennial grass. Prefers sun or partial shade. Water regularly as needed. California Native.

Carex Tumulicola

Foothill Sedge

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass, Grows 10 to 12 inches high and spreads 1 to 2 feet wide, Can tolerate sun or shade. Hardy to about 0 degrees F, Brown flowers bloom in spring, Medium water needs, California Native.

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Muhlenbergia Rigens

Deer Grass

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Prefers full sun and part shade. Grows to 4 to 5 feet high by 4 to 6 feet wide. Hardy to -15F. Silver flowers in the summer. California NativeLow water needs once established. Gopher resistant

Pennisetum setaceum

'Sky Rocket’

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen ornamental grass. Grows to 2 to 3 feet high by 2 feet wide. Prefers full sun to light shade. Pink and white flowers in early fall. Low water needs once established. Deer resistant. 

Pennisetum alopecuroides

Fountain Grass

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 3 to 4 feet high. Prefers full sun. Hardy to -25 F. Good fall color. Silvery brown flowers in the later summer. Flowers look good all winter. Arching, narrow green leaves grow in mounds. Divide in 5 years.

Pennisetum setaceum

Cherry Sparkler

Medium clumping evergreen grass. Grows to 4 feet high by 4 feet wide. Prefers sun or light shade. Deer resistant. Low water needs once established. 

Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’

‘Fairy Tails’

 Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen crass. Prefers full sun. Low water needs once established.

Pennisetum Massiacum

Red Bunny tails

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Prefers full sun. little to moderate watering. 

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Fireworks’

‘Fireworks’

Medium growth rate. Upright perennial. Grows 2 to 3 feet high by 2 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Drought tolerant once established.

Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’

Purple fountain grass

Medium growth rate. Upright deciduous broadleaf grass. Grows to 2 to 3 feet. Prefers sun or partial shade. Hardy to 15 F. Pink and purple flowers in June. 

Stipa pulchra

Purple needle grass

Medium growing bunching evergreen grass. Grows 1 to 3 feet high and spreads 1 to 2 feet wide. Prefers the full sun. Hardy to 5 F. Good plant for erosion control. Does well under oaks. Tolerates: Deer, drought, clay and seasonal flooding. California Native.

Stipa tenuissima

Mexican feather grass

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Prefers full sun. Little to moderate watering. Gopher resistant.

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Grass Selections

Cortaderia sellonana ‘Pumila’

Dwarf Pampas Grass

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 30-36 inches. Prefers sun. Hardy to 5 F. Flowers in fall. Wind and drought tolerant. Better suited for smaller gardens. Elegant white plumes.

Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Prefers light shade to full sun. Does well in containers. Regular watering. Can survive in bog water or water feature. 

Deschampsia caespitosa

Northern lights

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Medium water requirements.

Festuca ovina ‘Glauca’

Blue Fescue

Medium growth rate. Rounded evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 8 to 12 inches. Prefers sun. Hardy to -25 F. little to no watering. Gopher Resistant.

Festuca californica

California fescue

Medium growing clumping evergreen grass. Grows 1 to 2 feet high and spreads 3 to 4 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 30 F. Beige flowers bloom in the spring and summer. Does well by seaside, under oaks and in clay soil. Drought and deer resistnat. California Native. 

Festuca californica 'Serpentine Blue'

California Fescue

Medium growing upright evergreen grass. Grows 2 to 3 feet high and spreads 2 to 3 feet wide. Prefers the full sun. Hardy to 10 F. Beige flowers bloom in the spring. Drought tolerant once established. California Native.

Festuca idahoensis 'Tomales Bay'

Tomales Bay fescue

Medium growing clumping evergreen grass. Grows 10 to 12 inches high and spreads 12 to 18 inches wide. prefers sun or light shade. hardy to 10 F, Flowers in the spring through summer. Deer and drought resistant. California Native

Helictotrichon sempervirens

Blue Oat Grass

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen broadleaf grass. Grows to 18 to 30 inches. Prefers full sun. Hardy to -25 F. Beige flowers in summer. Paniceles on 5’ clums. Silver blue spiky foliage. Good for rock gardens or borders. Low watering.

Imperata culindrica ‘Rubra’

Japanese Blood Grass

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen perennial grass. Grows to 2 feet. Prefers sun or shade. Hardy to -15 F. Does well in containers. Good fall color. Most attractive for and color. Blood red blades from underground stems. 

Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'

Canyon Prince wild Rye

Medium growing running evergreen grass. Grows 2 to 3 feet high and runs. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 15 F. Wheat flowers bloom in the summer. Does well by seaside. Drought tolerant once established. California Native

Melinus caprillaris

Pink Muhlygrass

Medium growth rate. Upright ornamental grass. Grows to 2 to 3 feet high by 2 to 3 feet wide. Sun or light shade. Hardy to 15 F. Prefers sun or light shade. Hardy to 15 F. Pinkish red flowers in the fall. Drought tolerant once established. 

Melinus nerviglumis

Pink champagne Natal Ruby Grass

Medium growth rate. Clumping evergreen grass. Pink Crystals. Prefers full sun to light shade. Regular watering. 

Melinis Nerviglumis

Pink Crystal Grass

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen ornamental grass. Grows to 1 foot high by 1 foot wide. Prefers the full sun. Hardy to 25 F. Medium water needs.  Pink crystal flowers in the summer and spring. 

Muhlenbergia Dumosa

Bamboo Muhly

Medium growth rate. Upright evergreen grass. Grows to 4 to 6 feet high by 3 to 6 feet wide. Prefers the full sun. Hardy to 15 F. Lavender flowers in the fall and winter. Drought tolerant once established.

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