Calamagrostis foliosus (Mendocino Reed Grass) - A beautiful cool-season native California bunchgrass that comes from the northern California coast. It grows to only about 1 foot tall by nearly 2 feet wide with arching blue-green foliage that often has purple highlights. In mid spring through fall appear the attractive short arching silvery- purple heads of flowers that age to a golden wheat color. Plant along the coast in full sun or light shade inland in a well-drained soil. Tolerates drier conditions to the north and when grown in shade but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation and requires this in southern California. Cold hardy to Hardy to 10F It tolerates near seashore wind and salt spray and is resistant to predation by herbivores. A great plant as a small specimen or mass planting.