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Moderate Water Demand Grasses

The City of Arvada Plant List - Moderate Water Demand Grasses will help you to select drought-tolerant species for your landscaping projects.


Common Name Botanic Name

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis spp.

Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Ravenna Grass

Eranthus ravennae

Tall Fescue

Festuca arundinacae

Japanese Blood Grass

Imperata cylindrica rubra

Perennial Rye

Lolium perenne

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis

Variegated Moor Grass

Molina caerulea variegata

Annual Fountain Grass (any)

Pennisetum spp.

Ribbon Grass

Phalaris arundinacea picta


Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’