The Grassland Ghosts box is a tribute to Southern California's diverse native grasslands. Come Spring, soft swaying bud stalks burst open to flower until Fall, when they shimmer and gently wilt into autumnal earthy hues. We love the tactile nature of this box where sweet, spicy sage crunches beneath the feet, and sumptuous, lumpy savannah-like grass seedheads tickles up the thigh.

Grasslands once cocooned much of Southern California. Today, grasslands cover over 40% of the planet. In SoCal, centuries of livestock over-grazing [link to vegan blog] wiped out swathes of our native species. The Grassland Ghosts box brings back this coveted wildlife habitat into your own yard using North American & Californian prairie natives. In the wild these grasses grow golden much of the year, but in partial shade they retain their green longer. In the garden, a bit of water helps these drought tolerant plants keep their tint and tone through hot seasons.

Sunset Zone: 16-17, 19-24

Native to: 100% North American Native

Habitat: Chaparral, Prairie, Foothills

Wildlife: Birds & Pollinators

Blooms: Spring-Fall

Fragrance: Sage, Herb

Uses: Wildlife

Water Needs: Low

Sun: Full Sun

Soil Needs: Improved Drainage & Fertility

Small (100-200 sq.ft.)
Gold Muhly Grass
Bee Blossom Gaura
Apricot Hummingbird Mint
Desert Marigold
Desert Verbena
Yarrow
Mexican Hair Grass

Medium (500-750 sq.ft.)
All of the Above AND
Heavy Metal Switchgrass
Grama Grass
Canyon Grey Sage

Large (1,500-2,000 sq.ft.)
All of the Above AND
Tufted Hair Grass
Blue Rye
Silver Lupin