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Native Perennials



 

Sisyrinchium bellum 'Ft. Bragg'  Blue-Eyed Grass   
Petite and attractive member of the iris family, largely drought-tolerant with cheerful blue flowers throughout the spring and summer. This variety is more compact and tidy than the straight species, thus prized by horticulture. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 

Sisyrinchium californicum  Yellow-eyed Grass   
Named "californicum" for the Golden State, this iris relative likes moist streambanks and only opens its flowers in full sun. Easy in those conditions; goes dormant in winter. 
Qty:
(57)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(17)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Native Grasses



 

Agrostis exarata  Spike Bentgrass  Lake County 
A dainty short lived perennial normally growing on river banks with an attractive seed head. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(79)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Agrostis pallens Bronze Form  Bronze Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(13)  10" tree band   8.00 

Calamagrostis foliosa  Leafy Reedgrass  North Coast 
Showy plumes on a clean looking bunch grass - foliage is a striking textural deep blue green with seasonal red tinging. Occurs on north coast sandstone, serpentine and pine forests. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(59)  5" tree band   6.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass   
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(31)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(44)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Danthonia californica  California Oat Grass   
This grass is a sleeper. You might think it's a bit ratty & odd but it is tough & consistent and takes traffic easily. The clumps grow slowly with leaves that lay down flat so no need to mow other than the flower heads when they dry. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa  Tufted Hairgrass  Presidio, SF 
Local San Francisco form of the gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. The color on this selection is effervescent, even sublime. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.50 

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Navaro'  Prostrate Hairgrass  Navaro River 
An uncommon prostrate form that takes foot traffic well and doesn't need mowing because it lays down on the ground. 
Qty:
(113)  5" tree band   5.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa.  Tufted Hairgrass   
A gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

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Distichlis spicata  Salt Grass  San Francisco 
Looks and acts like Bermuda Grass with vigorous spreading rhizomes. Tolerates foot traffic, salt water and fresh water innundation, clay and probably dog pee. The strongly pattered leaves are eye catching. 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Elymus californicus  California Bottlebrush Grass  Bay Area 
Elymus californicus spreads slightly from the base and has a tall delicate reflexing spike that gives it the bottlebrush name. It does well in dry shade under Redwoods, Douglas Fir, Oaks, and generally shady sites with filtered light. Don't overwater. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Glyceria striata  Fowl Mannagrass   
A common, spreading grass from 2-3 feet tall for wet places. The genus name is Greek for "sweet," from the taste of the grain. 
Qty:
(36)  5" tree band   5.00 

Hierochloe occidentalis  Vanilla Grass  Bay Area 
Deep Redwood forest bunch grass with wide fragrant green leaves which does well in deep organic soils in the shade of conifers with slightly dry soils. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Koeleria macrantha  June Grass  Bay Area 
A medium-size bunchgrass with an effervescent habit -- the light-green blades seem to lift themselves into the breeze. Lovely seedheads are held tight, like stalks of wheat. A local, desirable, beautiful, highly emblematic Bay Area grass. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(10)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Leymus mollis  Beach grass   
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Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(82)  9" tree band   8.00 

Melica bulbosa  Bulbous Oniongrass  Bay Area 
A rhizomatous form of the beautiful CA oniongrass. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rain. Fresh growth makes a fine-textured clump.  
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

Melica californica  Oniongrass  Bay Area 
My favorite grass. Glistens in the sun and dances in the breeze. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has an attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rains. Fresh growth makes a beautiiful fine textured clump.  
Qty:
(111)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(11)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(50)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Melica imperfecta  Coast Range Oniongrass   
A densely tufted perennial bunchgrass with luscious new growth in spring leading to gorgeous silvery inflorescence. Good for erosion control and once an important forage for elk (but most good native stands now wiped out by overgrazing). 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(45)  plug   1.35 

Muhlenbergia asperifolia  Scratchgrass Muhly   
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. 
Qty:
(14)  4" pot   5.00 

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Muhlenbergia rigens  Deer Grass   
Large clumping grass makes balls of leaves to 3 feet and spikes of flowers beyond. Generally occurs near water but drought tolerant in gardens. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(40)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(33)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Nassella lepida  Foothill Needle Grass   
This species is smaller than Purple Needle grass, more suitable for a small garden. Beatiful shimmering in the wind, backlit. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Nassella pulchra.  Purple Needle Grass   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(31)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Scirpus cernuus  Fiberoptic Grass   
 
Qty:
(16)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(6)  5" tree band   5.00 

Sod: Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(95)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(824)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(100)  sod installation   500.00 

Triglochin maritima  Seaside Arrowgrass   
Brackish or fresh water wetland plant with bizzare tentacle-like flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Pottery



 

Permeable Paver, Drivable Grass  Drivable Grass Permeable Paver   
2' x 2' concrete mat like an ice cube tray. Available in colors Grey (pictured), Buff, and Terra Cotta. Openings between the ice cubes are permeable and plantable. 
Qty:
(1)  ea.   7.70 
Qty:
(4)  sq. ft.   1.93 


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