Oak Savanna

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Landscape inspiration:

An oak grassland where golden grasses provide a foil for inflorescence, textural and sculptural seed pods, and oaks.

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Our design response to test:

Homogenous diversity of grasses as the base with random smatterings of annuals and herbacious perennials that provide seasonal interest

Evergreen carex as a homogenous base for a mass of grasses, with taller, more seasonally dynamic and ethereal grasses such as Stipa pulchra and Koeleria macrantha creating a halo above

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Plant palette list:

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Carex praegracilis

Filler Species (5-10%)
Stipa pulchra
Lupinus bicolor
Lupinus nanus
Gilia capitata ssp. chamissonis
Trifolium willdenovii

Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale
Lupinus formosus Lupinus variicolor
Triteleia laxa
Monardella villosa

Structural Layer (10-15%)
Koeleria macrantha