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.
Grows to 1 ft. high and wide. Perennial, but best treated as an annual. Soft, hairy, roundish leaves h...
Native from California to Baja California. Spreading shrub to 15 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide, with dark r...
Mid- to late season. This medium, spreading grower produces a profusion of small single pink flowers b...