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