All except A. gigantea make beautiful velvety lawns under proper conditions and with constant care. They need frequent close mowing and feeding, occasional top-dressing, and much water. In hot weather they succumb to fungal diseases. In San Francisco Bay Area and western Oregon and Washington, bent grasses (planted intentionally or distributed by birds) tend to dominate bluegrasses and fescues.
Premium lawn, but requires the most care, including frequent mowing to 1/2 in. tall with special mower. Seed-grown strains include Emerald, Penncross, and Seaside. In some areas you can buy sprigs or sod of the choice strains Congressional, Old Orchard.
Trailing habit to 1 ft. high and 3 ft. across. Oval dark green leaves. In spring, plants are covered w...
A good representative of the Triumph tulips, which grow to 20 in. tall. This one produces clear pink, ...
This tulip variety grows to 22 in. tall and produces yellow-orange flowers with red stripes. Because D...