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. 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 to dry slopes and canyons below 4,000-ft. elevation in coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills...
Thick spikes closely set with 1/2-in.-long flowers are topped with clusters of leaflike bracts that re...
To 5–12 ft. tall and wide,with maplelike, dark green,2 1/2-in.-wide leaves. In spring, produces ...