Consider grasses for Winter interest

Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’| Pacific Nurseries
In the cold and gray months of Winter, many Bay Area Landscape Pros often overlook ornamental grasses as a source of landscape beauty.

There are a number of grasses that provide striking foliage, impressive visual impact, and strong textural contrast to other plants throughout the Winter season. In fact, many of them look terrific all year long.

Beauty, simplicity, and texture for any season

We’ve assembled a small group of grasses that the Pros in our community tell us their clients love through the Winter and throughout the year. Check them out below and consider adding one or more of them to your next project.

Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’

Common Name | Mat Rush
Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’ | Pacific Nurseries
Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’| Pacific Nurseries
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

Common Name | Pheasant Tail Grass
Stipa arundinacea | Pacific Nurseries
Stipa arundinacea | Pacific Nurseries

Stipa arundinacea (Pheasant’s tail grass) and Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass) are two additional species that look great in just about any installation.

Muhlenbergia dumos

Common Name | Bamboo Muhly
Muhlenbergia dumosa | Pacific Nurseries
Muhlenbergia dumosa | Pacific Nurseries
Another great grass worth considering for a project underway this time of year is Muhlenbergia dumosa—a bamboo-like selection of Muhlenbergia.

Carex testacea

Common Name | Orange Sedge
Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’| Pacific Nurseries
Carex testacea | Pacific Nurseries
Carex testacea is a sedge with attractive reddish-orange foliage throughout the year.

Expert advice on grasses, installation and so much more.

For nearly 150 years, landscape professionals have turned to Pacific Nurseries for our personalized service, expert advice, and an ever-growing selection of plants. From one item to an entire installation, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in over 36 acres of inventory that includes everything from the ordinary to the exotic.

As both a grower and a plant broker, we’re ready to work with you to provide just the right grasses, trees or native, water-wise plants that will make your project a success. It’s one of the many qualities that makes us different from just an ordinary nursery.

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What’s your favorite winter plant?

And if you install any of these great plants, please share your photos of the project. We’d love to see how these unique specimens improved your project or helped you succeed with your customer.

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