Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Rushes somewhat resemble grasses, with leaflike, cylindrical stems and tiny, inconspicuous flowers clustered near stem tips. Specialists usually suggest planting them with grasses or aquatic plants at the edge of a pond or stream, in shallow water, or among stones and pebbles.Juncus effusus
Native to many temperate regions of the world. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and wide. Medium green stems are 1/8–1/4 in. thick; erect at first, they arch somewhat toward the tips. Stems turn brown with frost.
Native to California and Oregon. Grows to 2 ft. high and wide, with stiffly upright green or gray-green stems. Tolerates more heat and drought than J. effusus but thrives in moist soil or shallow water. ‘Carman’s Gray’ is a good gray-stemmed selection.
Shiny, gray-green leaves contrast nicely with golden yellow blooms on a plant that can reach...
Vine or shrub, from South Africa. If tied to a support, it can scramble 15–30 ft.; with hard pru...
Grows to 25–60 ft. high and 20–45 ft. wide. Narrow gray-green leaves are 3–6 in. lon...