In the cold and gray months of Winter, most people, and even landscape pros, don’t typically think of ornamental grasses as source of landscape beauty. However, there are a number of grasses that provide striking foliage and impressive visual impact throughout the Winter season. In fact, many of them look terrific all year long.
Beauty, simplicity and texture for any season.
Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’ and Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’ both maintain lush, green tropical foliage throughout even the coldest and rainiest Bay Area winters. Stipa arundinacea (pheasant’s tail grass) and Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass) are two additional species which look great in just about any installation.
Festuca californica is a loose clumping, native ornamental grass that looks green throughout Winter and then flowers in late Spring. Carex testacea is a sedge with attractive reddish-orange foliage throughout the year. Rounding out some selections worth considering for a project underway this time of year are Leymus triticoides and Muhlenbergia dumosa—a bamboo-like selection of Muhlenbergia.
The San Francisco Bay Area has cosiderably mild winters allowing these grasses to flourish year round. Pacific Nurseries grows all of these grasses and always has a large selection of specimen sizes available for pick up or delivery.
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