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Consider grasses for Winter interest.

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.

Carex testacea

Carex testacea | Pacific Nurseries

Carex testacea | Pacific Nurseries



Carex testacea is a sedge with attractive reddish-orange foliage throughout the year. 

Lomandra longifolia ‘Tropic Belle’

Lomandra | Pacific Nurseries

Lomandra | 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

Stipa arundinacea | Pacific Nurseries

Stipa arundinacea | Pacific Nurseries



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

Muhlenbergia dumos

Muhlenbergia dumosa | Pacific Nurseries

Muhlenbergia dumosa | Pacific Nurseries


Rounding out some selections worth considering for a project underway this time of year is Muhlenbergia dumosa—a bamboo-like selection of Muhlenbergia.

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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