California Gray Rush
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Rushes somewhat resemble grasses, with leaflike, cylindrical stems and tiny, inconspicuous flowers clustered near stem tips. Specialists usually suggest planting them with grasses or aquatic plants at the edge of a pond or stream, in shallow water, or among stones and pebbles.Juncus patens
Native to California and Oregon. Grows to 2 ft. high and wide, with stiffly upright green or gray-green stems. Tolerates more heat and drought than J. effusus but thrives in moist soil or shallow water. ‘Carman’s Gray’ is a good gray-stemmed selection.
Native along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Northern California. Grows fairly quickly to 20–35...
Native from Kansas and Colorado south to Texas and Arizona. Mounding plant to 6–8 in. tall and 1...
Native to California’s inner Coast Range and the Sierra Nevada foothills. Grows to 6–20 ft...