Carex pensylvanica (Oak sedge) - Grass - Zones 4-8, Height 8-10 in. With its tough disposition and spreading habit, this native grass makes an excellent shade groundcover. Fine texture and fountaining habit give this sedge a soft appearance that is lovely as an underplanting for bolder shade perennials or on its own as a shade lawn alternative. Great in containers too! Easy to grow. Happiest in the company of oaks, but who isn't?
Botanical Name: Baccharis pillularis Coyote Bush Dwarf Native to northern California Coast. A very dependable hardy, evergreen groundcover. Leaves are small, toothed, closely set on branches, about 1/2 long. Makes a dense bright green mat that is very adaptable to many types of conditions. Low maintenance.
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Gyoku Ryu' (Gyoku Ryu Dwarf Mondo Grass) "Simply irresistible" is the best way to describe this dwarf version of mondo grass with dark green, grass-like foliage, which eventually makes a tight mat in even the worst of conditions. Plant dwarf mondo on 6-12" centers for a wonderful evergreen groundcover. Ophiopogon 'Gyoku Ryu' could best be described as looking like a rich, dark green lawn of pre-mowed grass...what a great idea! Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)