Siberian Steppe Grass
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
These clump-forming grasses produce large, open, airy inflorescences that can add lightness and motion to the garden. The genus has undergone much revision by botanists, and some of its former members are now known by other names; see Nassella for descriptions of California native needle grasses.Stipa lessingiana
Native to Turkey, the Caucasus, Siberia, and China. Wispy clump of arching, fine-textured bright green leaves grows 18–30 in. tall and 20 in. wide. Open, airy sheaves of creamy flowers bloom in early summer, last into winter. Takes heat and drought but best with moderate water. Great in containers.
Native to California. Grows to 4–18 in. high and about 9 in. wide. Subtly beautiful flowers, car...
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