Fescue Coastal Prairie

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Landscape inspiration:

Waves of blue-grey shrubs and grasses moving in response to the wind, with white and cream inflorescenses that appear to float above the waves.

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Our design response to test:

Wave-like swathes of Festuca idahoensis as the dominant species punctuated with similarly colored but more textural shrubs such as the Artemisia pycnocephala

Iris douglasiana to be a blade-like focal plant and provide contrast to the fine textures of the other planting

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Plant palette list:

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Dichondra donelliana
Achillea millefolium ‘Sonoma Coast’

Filler Species (5-10%)
Achillea millefolium

Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Iris douglasiana

Structural Layer (10-15%)
Festuca idahoensis
Artemisia pycnocephala