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.Sesleria caerulea
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.
Many hybrids areobtainable, either as blends orin single colors. Most must begrown from seed.
Native from Kansas andColorado south to Texas andArizona. Mounding plant 6–8 in.tall and 1 ft. wide, w...
Native to dry slopes and canyons below 4,000-ft. elevation in coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills...