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Spilling over the Walk with Color
Japanese Blood Grass
London Plane Tree
New Zealand Flax
Grosso Hedge Lavender
Orange or Brown Sedge
Large Blue Fescue, Tufted Fescue
Blue Oat Grass
Japanese Blood Grass

Common name: Japanese Blood Grass
Botanical name: Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

This groundcover-grass can reach up to 3' tall and has green leaves that are reddish-maroon at the tips.

London Plane Tree

Common name: London Plane Tree
Botanical name: Platanus X acerifolia

The Platanus acerifolia is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that reaches a size 40'-80' high by 30'-40' wide. Its leaves are 3-5 lobed, with a width of 4"-10", turning yellow in fall. This tree is tolerant of most soils, smog, dust and reflected heat. It is tolerant of wet soils also. Exfoliating bark is beautiful, revealing a lovely winter silhouette.

New Zealand Flax

Common name: New Zealand Flax
Botanical name: Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.

Grosso Hedge Lavender

Common name: Grosso Hedge Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula X intermedia 'Grosso'

Long-stemmed Lavender has beautiful violet-colored plumes in the summer. Very drought tolerant and it is a great plant to create that Mediterranean effect.

Orange or Brown Sedge

Common name: Orange or Brown Sedge
Botanical name: Carex testacea

The testacea variety is an evergreen perennial that reaches 2' tall bearing very narrow, coppery brown leaves splitting to hair-like threads at their tips, and continuing to grow to 4-8' in length. This plant should be grown in sun with little or no summer watering. During winter, foliage turns orange. If this grass is planted in shade, foliage stays green. Flowers are insignificant. Orange Sedge looks great in containers or spilling over near walkways or into water features.

Large Blue Fescue, Tufted Fescue

Common name: Large Blue Fescue, Tufted Fescue
Botanical name: Festuca amethystina 'Superba'

'Superba' is a hardy fescue with finely textured blue-green foliage that grows 8"-12' tall. It has spring flowers with tan spikes and purple tones that are 12" above the foliage .This fescue is a very showy, neat grass for sunny well draining spots. It prefers regular watering. This lovely ground cover is great in dry creek beds and borders.

Blue Oat Grass

Common name: Blue Oat Grass
Botanical name: Helictotrichon sempervirens

The blue oat grass is an evergreen blue clumping grass that grows 12"-18" tall and wide. Its showy flowers are 1'-2' above the foliage. This plant looks good alone as well as in mass plantings. The blue oat grass likes dry hill sides and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

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Spilling over the Walk with Color

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.