$120. These ornamental grasses can fit into almost any garden design, and add height, movement, and long … Water sparingly if at all. Although this grass comes from moister habitats, it is surprisingly drought resistant. Its hardiness in colder climates is unknown. Although this grass comes from moister habitats, it is surprisingly drought resistant. The foliage can blush with warm colors as it goes dormant in late fall after which the plant can be left for ornament or cut to the ground. A slow spreader. Excellent for dried A great accent or specimen plant and a good cut flower. This plant does very well in the bay area and cooler north coast of California. Plant in full sun to shade and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Its hardiness in colder climates is unknown. It resembles P. setaceum when not blooming or after blooms have aged, but at its peak the beautiful pink flowers make this grass stand out, especially if backlit. It also has bluer and slightly broader leaves. This grass … Use as an accent plant or in mass plantings. A good fountain grass for the smaller garden or in a container. Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' (I. c.'Red Baron') - Japanese Blood Grass - A low growing deciduous grass with an upright habit to 1 ft tall. Although drought resistant, plants will look better with occasional irrigation in a well drained soil. Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition - Blonde Ambition Blue Grama. Blades are narrow and light green with scabrous margins. Little supplemental irrigation required but can handle more regular irrigation if soil drains well. A deciduous warm-season narrowly upright clump-forming grass native to the American prairies. An exciting new grass! Elymus - See Leymus Use in mass in moist well drained soils in full sun to light shade. Hardy to USDA Zone 7 (0-10 F°). Shop Companion Plants … It is fairly drought tolerant but this southeastern US grass will likely appreciate occasional irrigation in our dry California climate. Use as an accent plant or a ground cover. Plant in full sun along coast, partial shade inland. Grows 5-7' tall and produces puffy, pink plumes from midsummer to fall. Chinese Fountain Grass is a slow spreading rhizomatous grass which forms dense clumps. Austrostipa elegantissima - Austalian Needlegrass - An interesting and beautiful evergreen small grass that begins to bloom in early spring and continues on into fall. Hardy Pampas Grass is a more cold-hardy variety of the popular White Pampas Grass. [P. setaceum 'Rubrum', Hort], Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey's Form' ('Strawberries and Cream') - Ribbon Grass A new form of Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta' with showy pink new growth which ages to nearly pure white. In mid-summer to fall appear the purple-red flowers that are earlier and a bit less pink than the more common Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) and are followed by equally attractive airy seed heads. Plant in full sun and water occasionally. It has blue-green foliage that turns purplish-red in the fall and showy pink flowers that rise a foot above the foliage in the spring and summer with spent flowers still attractive into winter. A medium-sized grass forming a clump of narrow blue-green foliage 2 to 3 feet tall and in fall the flower stems rise another foot or more above the foliage holding an airy mass of delicate ivory-white flowers that can last through winter depending on the climate. best when given regular garden watering. We currently grow grow the following forms. Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud' - White Awn Muhly. Leersia monandra - Bunch Cutgrass. It can also tolerate regular garden water with ease, which keeps the foliage nearly evergreen. It has blue-gray upright foliage to 4-5 ft tall and attractive airy pink tinged flowers in mid-summer. Should prove hardy and evergreen to 20-25° F and possibly root hardy below this. Once established Deer Grass can go the entire summer without water, which also regulates its ultimate height. Plant not currently in production It also has bluer and slightly broader leaves. Looks best in southern California if given occasional irrigation. An attractive plant for the rockery or as a small scale ground cover. Plant in full sun. The buff color flowers, on 15 inch stems, appear in early summer. The flowers in branched panicles 6 to 8 inches long appear continuously in cultivation and emerge a silky bronze color, aging first to cream and finally to gray. 'Elijah Blue' - A smaller and tighter medium textured blue fescue that grows to only 8 - 10 inches tall with very nice soft powdery blue color. This is the most floriferous cultivar of Pampas Grass: In late summer a single plant can have over 100 flower stalks. The flowers, which rise well above the foliage, are more like those of Sesleria autumnalis with a more elongated spike but these spikes are thicker and have a rose-purple hue. In late summer into mid fall appear airy pink flower spikes, arching above the foliage by about one and a half feet. A stunning grass for accent! A good plant in the border or the dry garden. A very attractive plant for use as a low groundcover or a container plant. A good grass for the meadow-look. Combine with woody ornamentals, or as an accent or background plant. Muhlenbergia 'Pink Flamingo' - Pink Flamingo Muhly. Great along a path where foliage can be touched. Sesleria 'Campo Azul' - Campo Azul Moor Grass. Has proven to be moderately drought resistant and makes a good edging plant. Molinia may not perform as well in southern California but is so beautiful we feel the need to grow it for those who want to try to push the limits of this beautiful grass's tolerances. This grass seems to be completely evergreen (red) in frost free zones, but goes deciduous with frost and is root hardy to the mid-20's F. Looks best if cut back in late winter to expose new foliage. The vertical leaf blades emerge a lime-green color in spring with a hint of red at the tips. Muhlenbergia pubescens - Soft Muhly - An unusual and attractive medium sized evergreen grass from Mexico growiing to 2 feet tall with velvety soft gray-green foliage reminiscent of the Tower of Jewels (Echium wilpretii). This plant was a spontaneous seedling and is presumed to be a hybrid between Sesleria caerulea and Sesleria autumnalis. Frost hardy. Plant Tiger grass in full sun to light shade. Long broad leaves are pleated and superficially resemble palm leaves. An amazing feature about Pampas Grass is that it can live in almost any habitat. Hardy to below 15 degrees F. Water moderately. Height can be curtailed some by careful irrigation. Hardy to at least -10 °and useful in USDA Zones 6-10 - some report good in zone 5 (-20 °F) as well. Although rhizomatous, it spreads slowly and is easily controlled. In mid summer emerger the 2-3' tall narrow wands bearing purplish flowers that fade to reddish brown with age. The original German cultivar name of 'Saphirsprundel' has been translated and appears in many American catalogs as Sapphire Fountain’ or Sapphire’. Expect some forms to reseed in an irrigated garden and do not use near natural wetlands as there is potential for this plant to become a weed where there is summer moisture. Water occasionally to very little - plants fill in faster and look best when irrigated but this is a drought tolerant grass and is very cold tolerant. A good grass for the meadow-look. Should prove hardy and evergreen to 20-25° F and possibly root hardy below this. An upright warm-season grass that has foliage to 3 to 4 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with narrow gray-green leaves. Flowers occur late spring through winter. Cut back in fall to midwinter to allow fresh new foliage to emerge in early spring. Plant in full sun in fairly well-drained soil. Plant in full sun and water occasionally. Plant in full sun to light shade in most any soil type and irrigate occasionally to infrequently - has proven to be a low water requiring grass in many locations but could use an occasional watering in dry southern California. A slowly spreading rhizomatous grass with attractive vertically-inclined pale yellowish gray-green rush-like leaves that grow to 2-3 feet tall. many to be an improved form because of its tendency to remain upright throughout the season. Can be used in a natural lawn with only one mowing required in the spring - not tolerant of foot traffic. Tolerates a wide range of conditions - wet to dry, sun to shade. An exciting new grass! Juncus - "grass-like" plants that are described in our Bog Page. Based on its presumed parentage and the few years of observation in gardens, this grass seems tolerant of a wide range of conditions - moist to fairly dry conditions, sun to light shade with some protection in hotter inland locations and should also prove frost hardy down to around 0 °F and useful in gardens from USDA zones 5 and above. If you’re seeking robust, affordable ornamental grasses for your landscape or garden, turn to Greenwood Nursery. Plant in full sun and water occasionally. Excellent ground cover in sun and part shade. This plant remains evergreen in mild climates but is considered semi-evergreen in areas that experience harsher winters. 'Blausilber' [Blue-silver] - Blue-Silver Fescue - A fine textured blue fescue to 6 in. Will reseed in the irrigated garden. In mid summer emerger the 2-3' tall narrow wands bearing purplish flowers that fade to reddish brown with age. The pink tinged flowers emerge in spring on narrow erect panicles held 2 ft. or more above foliage. Previously seedling grown, there are now many fine cultivars to be found. Muhlenbergia dumosa - Bamboo Muhly - An interesting grass from southern Arizona and northern Mexico that looks like a dainty bamboo with its 4-6 feet tall light airy bright green foliage. Plant in full sun along coast, partial shade inland. Poa cita - Silver Tussock. 'Morning Light' - Similar to Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracilimus' but with a creamy white variegated edge and mid-vein to the blade that gives the plant a shimmering look. Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses - John Greenlee's excellent book on grasses and grasslike plants. Jul 8, 2020 - Explore Frida Enamorada's board "Pampas Grass", followed by 1232 people on Pinterest. with the upper surfaces of the leaves emerging as mostly green in spring, becoming glaucous-blue by early summer through autumn and winter. Hardy to USDA zone 5-6 (-20 °F) with some mulch protection required in zone 5. Due to its spreading habit and winter dormancy, the placement within the garden of this plant is very important. Muhlenbergia 'Pink Flamingo' - Pink Flamingo Muhly. Molinia may not perform as well in southern California but is so beautiful we feel the need to grow it for those who want to try to push the limits of this beautiful grass's tolerances. Noted as hardy to USDA Zone 6 but flowers are apt to last through to spring in Zones 9 and above and it reportedly is resistant to deer predation. Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' - This native medium sized gray-blue evergreen grass is a selection made by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden from Prince Island, a small island off of San Miguel Island in the Santa Barbara Channel. Cortaderia selloana (Pampas Grass) are considered as one of the most beautiful ornamental grasses with many splendid qualities. Poa cita - Silver Tussock. The vertical leaf blades emerge a lime-green color in spring with a hint of red at the tips. Full sun to shade. Drought tolerant. Nevin Smith says "Open sprays of small, pendant spikelets grace the plant in late summer and fall. Muhlenbergia reverchonii Undaunted - Ruby Muhly. Muhlenbergia rigens - Deer Grass - This wonderful California native can grow 4-5 feet in height and spread over 6 feet wide. Shop 2.5-quart pennisetum setaceum rubrum in pot (l8564) in the ornamental grasses section of Lowes.com Native to Europe.Plant not currently in production, Arundo formosana 'Oriental Gold'(PPAF)- 'Oriental Gold' Giant Reed - Native Chinese selection of the Giant Reed forms large clumps which emerge arching stems of golden yellow foliage. Good for fresh or dry cut flowers. Plant in full sun in fairly well-drained soil. We have so many that they have their 'Prairie Sky' was a selection made by Roger Gettig with very blue foliage that has proved itself in western US gardens. Since it is Cortaderia selloana cultivar however, as a cultivar of what is considered to be an invassive weed species we decided to no longer grow this beautiful large grass and now only enjoy it in our own garden. Useful along the coast in full sun or light shade inland. An attractive large upright growing grass then lends a bit of the tropics to the garden. Evergreen in mild winters to dormant in more severe. Plant in coastal sun or shade and irrigate regularly to only occasionally - considered to be fairly dry growing in the shade and has a good tolerance to poor and limey soils. Hardy to USDA zone 5-6 (-20 °F) with some mulch protection required in zone 5. Plant in full sun. Plant in full sun to light shade. Can be used in a natural lawn with only one mowing required in the spring - not tolerant of foot traffic. Hardy into USDA zone 4. Graceful nodding sliver green spikelets that resemble flattened clusters of oats emerge in spring, maturing by fall to a rich bronze color. Evergreen in mild climates, and is reported by John Greenlee as having withstood 18 degrees F without damage. Late summer into fall terminal blooms are light and airy, opening pink and turning a buff color. 100Pcs Pampas MixColor Grass Seeds Cortaderia selloana Rare Plants DecorGarden . This grass seems to be completely evergreen (red) in frost free zones, but goes deciduous with frost and is root hardy to the mid-20's F. Looks best if cut back in late winter to expose new foliage. The flowers are all useful in dry arrangements. It grows to 12-16 inches tall. As with the other Cortaderia, 'Gold Band' is tolerant of both heat and cold. In late summer into mid fall appear airy pink flower spikes, arching above the foliage by about one and a half feet. Tolerant of most soils and irrigation practices from dry to soggy - shorter when kept dry. The early spring flowers are black with cream-yellow pollen sacs, held above the foliage on slender stalks. Good as a specimen plant or massed in a border planting with contrasting colored and textured foliage. Described in our Bog Page. Large plants in full flower are a spectacular sight. The 3 foot tall flowers stalks rise in mid to late spring, opening into a buff colored haze of flowers that lasts into fall and winter. Good for fresh or dry cut flowers. A good groundcover unmowed or mowed. Aristida purpurea 'Chino Hills' - Purple Three Awn - Native grass with fine textured leaves to 30" tall and purple flowers that are showy when the sunlight illuminates them in the summer and fall. The flowers first appear in September and remain pink for over a month, slowly aging towards brown into winter. Works well in containers. This grass … tall with soft feathery pink flower spikes rising above the foliage from late spring through fall. Although this plant has not proved to be a weed pest in Southern California, there is growing concern about the planting of any species of Cortaderia and care should be excercised when planting this grass in in locations where seed may spred into sensitive habitats. Water occasionally to very little - plants fill in faster and look best when irrigated but this is a drought tolerant grass and is very cold tolerant. condensatus'Cosmopolitan' A large leafed form of the variegated Eulalia grass with broader leaves and bold longitudinal bands of white. Plant in full sun or light shade and give occasional irrigation. It can also tolerate regular garden water with ease, which keeps the foliage nearly evergreen. In late summer appear many attractive flower plumes that rise vertically well above the foliage with branchlets bearing tiny shimmering flowers attractively arching over. Although this plant can grow in full sun to deep shade, its beautiful orange coloring is most apparent in the full sun. Hardy to Zone 4. Plant in full sun in acid to neutral soil and give regular irrigation. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on new inventory and featured plants. Helictotrichon sempervirens - Blue Oat Grass - This stunning European grass has been one of the most popular plants we have grwon for many years. Poa costiniana - Australian Blue Grass - A very nice evergreen clump forming grass to 18 inches tall and as wide with long, thin, weepy silvery-green leaves. Ivory Feathers® Dwarf Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' Sku #2804. Needs occasional water and a warm spot - Recovers slowly from even a mildly cold winter and might be better used as an annual. Free shipping. Great along a path where foliage can be touched. Some mulch protection required in the full sun along coast, partial shade inland although is... 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