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.
This stiff perennial, native to the southeastern U.S. through Central America, grows 4–10 ft. tall and...
Grows 25 ft. tall and wide, sporting an open form when young, becoming more rounded with age.
Mediterranean natives; hardy to 15°F/°9°C. Grown with borderline success in Zones 4, 5. In...