Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Tufted evergreen to semievergreen perennial grasses from the hills and mountains of southeastern Europe. Tough, long-lived, low-maintenance plants that can take considerable drought once established. Use as fillers among other ornamentals or mass as ground covers among trees and shrubs, and in meadow plantings.
Spiky clumps of narrow,lime green leaves grow 8–18 in.high and wide. Attractive lighttan flowers are held in elongatedspikes 6–8 in. above thefoliage in late summer and fall.
Grows 6 to 8 in. high and wide. Narrow leaves are powder blue on top, dark green beneath; their slightly twisted shape makes both colors visible. Short spike-like flowers held above the leaves in late spring emerge purplish black and lighten as they age; pretty but not showy. Best near the coast. Plant in partial shade inland.
Native to California, Arizona, coastal Oregon, Baja California. About 40 species are known, some commo...
From Korea. Deep green, finely divided leaves make a mound 1 ft. tall and wide. White flower plumes re...
Twining vines native to Mexico; useful in desert gardens, where they grow about 15 ft. and bloom at th...