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.
Though its small white flowers are nearly hidden among waxy evergreen leaves, Sarcococca’s
Native to New Zealand. Grows to 2–3 in. high and up to 12 in. wide. Dark green, 1/2-in. leaves s...
Mid- to late season. This medium, spreading grower produces a profusion of small single pink flowers b...