Perennial, bluish, tufted grass. The stems are 30-180 cm tall, leaves are bluish-green, somewhat hairy, and often purplish at the stem base. Often a component of meadows, it is a wonderful tall, clump-forming species that will spread. Photo by Dave Polster. Click here for propagation information.
Perennial grass, 0.5 to 1.5 m tall forming small clumps. Leaves broad and flat; inflorescence is a drooping spike. Use in borders, along meadow edges and in containers.
A densely-tufted perennial grass with narrow leaves. It grows in dry open areas and is drought tolerant once established. Plant in spring in full sun or partial shade. Prefers loose, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Photo by Toni Corelli. Click here for propagation information.
A densely tufted perennial grass from fibrous roots, 30-100 cm tall. Good for dry sites. It forms clumps so can become large and wide spreading. It can be used in rockeries, as bank covers, and in containers. Can also be used for low maintenance lawns or as a cover crop in vineyards and young orchards. Some populations and specimens have ornamental value, including those with fine textured, purple and red tinged stems or bluish foliage. Photo by Dave Polster. Click her for propagation information.
Good fast-growing groundcover for soil stabilization. Not as attractive as some of the other fescues and thus not as favoured as a garden plant. Photo by Emily Gonzales. Click here for propagation information.
Small densely-tufted perennial 10-60 cm tall, with a dense spike-like inflorescence. An attractive species that could be used in combination with camas, satinflower and harvest broadiaea in beds and rockeries. Photo by Toni Corelli. Click here for propagation information.
Tufted perennial with stems 30-100 cm tall. Leaves are flat and thin, with 2-5 tawny or purplish-bronze flowers. Attractive shade-tolerant ornamental for borders or containers.
Perennial, 10-60 cm tall with erect culms growing from a dense tuft of short basal foliage. The inflorescence is a panicle, 2-10 cm long and narrow, yellowish-green to purple on colour. Photo by Toni Corelli. Click here for propagation information.
Tufted perennial, approximately 40-120 cm tall, with an open, nodding panicle for an inflorescence. Attractive ornamental grass in a shady, moist location.