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Native Perennials



 

Sisyrinchium bellum 'Arroyo de la Cruz'  Blue-Eyed Grass   
Hardy cultivar of the miniature iris relative, largely drought-tolerant with cheerful blue flowers throughout the spring and summer. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(0)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal   12.00 

Sisyrinchium bellum 'Rocky Point'  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:
(0)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(1)  3 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 

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:
(0)  200 plug tray   240.00 
status: special order, call for availability 
Qty:
(2)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  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:
(0)  200 plug tray   240.00 
status: special order, call for availability 
Qty:
(35)  plug   1.20 
Qty:
(79)  shipping box   40.00 
status: Must add this for shipping, one box (UPS 3-day) per 200 plugs 

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:
(22)  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:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(0)  10" tree band   10.00 
Qty:
(50)  plug   3.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass  San Francisco 
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:
(0)  10" tree band   10.00 

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:
(1)  10" tree band   10.00 
Qty:
(69)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  5" tree band   6.00 

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:
(4)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(0)  200 plug tray   200.00 
status: Special Order -- please call to verify 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
status: Must add this for shipping, one box (UPS 3-day) per 200 plugs 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(17)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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:
(19)  3" rose pot   5.00 

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:
(24)  3" rose pot   5.00 

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Deschampsia caespitosa.  Tufted Hairgrass   
A gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
status: Must add this for shipping, one box (UPS 3-day) per 200 plugs 

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:
(0)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(0)  1 gal   12.00 

Glyceria grandis  Giant American Mannagrass   
Rare in California (although widely distributed in Canada and the Eastern U.S.), this grass grows in wet places and spreads by a rhizome. The stems can reach 6 feet in height and are topped with beautiful, large, open inflorescences. The genus name is Greek for "sweet," from the taste of the grain. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(0)  1 gal   10.00 

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:
(6)  1/2 gal   9.50 

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:
(0)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(64)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(19)  5" tree band   4.00 

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:
(57)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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:
(9)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(8)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   10.00 

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:
(2)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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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:
(0)  5 gal   25.00 
status: special order, call to verify 
Qty:
(24)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(50)  plug   3.00 

Nassella cernua  Nodding Needle Grass   
Similar to purple needlegrass. 
Qty:
(0)  2" rose pot   3.00 

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:
(0)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Nassella pulchra  Purple Needle Grass  East Bay Hills 
The official state grass (and formerly known to old-school native plant aficionados as Stipa pulchra), purple needlegrass is a wild and wooly bunchgrass suitable for meadows and pastures. The long purple florets look lovely swaying in the breeze, but don't plant them too near a path, where they will likely flop over and block traffic. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(74)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Nassella pulchra.  Purple Needle Grass   
 
Qty:
(39)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Oryzopsis hymenoides  Indian Rice Grass  Colorado 
Desert bunch-grass with beautiful lacy seed heads. Native Americans ate the seeds and birds enjoy them as well. 
Qty:
(0)  seed   0.00 
status: seed sown 8-14-14 should take 2 months to germinate 

Pleuropogon hooverianus  Semaphore Grass  North Coast 
A rare plant with interesting flowers that have big eyelash look. One of the few perennial semiphore grasses, it is a wetland plant, has a deep root system, can handle filtered shade, and sun. Needs to dry out in summer. 
Qty:
(0)  3" rose pot   5.00 
status: call for details 

Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(143)  3" rose pot   5.00 
status: blue and green 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   3.00 
status: blue clone 

Scirpus cernuus  Fiberoptic Grass   
 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal   12.00 

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:
(96)  sod delivery   60.00 
status: under 1000 square feet; add this delivery fee  
Qty:
(200)  sq. ft. sod   3.00 
status: 200 sq. ft. minimum order 
Qty:
(5)  sq. ft. sod   3.00 

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Triglochin maritima  Seaside Arrowgrass   
Brackish or fresh water wetland plant with bizzare tentacle-like flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   0.00 
status: STOCK PLANT - not for sale 

Bulbs, Iris & Lilies



 

Xerophyllum tenax  Beargrass   
Spectacular lily relative from mountainous areas, looks like a big elegant clump of grass till it blooms. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal   30.00 


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