Redwood City Seed Co, Box 361, Redwood City, Cal. 94064

Craig C. Dremann, co-owner. Phone: (650) 325-7333; Fax (650) 325-4056, or email



NATIVE BUNCHGRASS Bare-root Seedlings
Prices effective April 2, 2006

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Prices are FOB growing grounds, with delivery, packing, shipping, and sales tax extra. Sales tax is exempt for resale customers, or for State of California and Federal government agencies. We ship UPS second day and the cost of shipping and packing is about 35¢ per plant.

Plants are packed with damp potting soil packed around the roots
in open-ended plastic bags, packing in cardboard boxes. Plants can be kept in the potting soil they are shipped in for a several weeks after boxes have been opened, if you keep the plants in shade, with the plastic bags fully open, and the roots kept moist.

Bunchgrasses, when planted out, need to be spaced 6-8" in each direction, or about 3-5 plants per square foot of area. It is recommended to order 4 plants per square foot. All grass plants are grown to order---we need winter-delivery spring-delivery orders and seedstock by September 1st, and seedlings will be ready by February.

MINIMUM ORDER = 2,000 PLANTS OF ANY SPECIES.


ALL PLANTS ARE GROWN FROM locally collected seed that you need to supply to us, and one to two ounces of seed (about 1/2 to one cup) will usually produce 1,000 seedlings. A few species marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that these species are better propagated from roots, so you will need to supply us with dug roots. You can estimate that for each foot of root, 4-5 new plants can be propagated.

Bareroot native grass seedling have a very high survival rate if planted in early spring, usually 80-90% survive after one year. They will usually set seed their first year! They are very useful for steep slopes where seed alone has a hard time getting established, like rocky soils like serpentine, or arid, desert conditions. One key to survival is that seedlings should be watered-in thoroughly immediately after planting, and seedlings have as little potting soil around the roots as possible.

Our bareroot seedling have a higher success rate over container-grown seedlings because the roots are not wrapped around light potting soil, which wicks moisture away from the roots in summer. Bare-root plants are in direct contact with the native soil, so moisture wicking in summer is never a problem.


OUR MOST POPULAR SPECIES - (*indicates plants grown from dividing rootstock, not seed).

Botanical names ......Common names........Habitat...plant price ea.

Agropyron spicatum........Bluebunch wheatgrass... dry, full sun...........50¢
Agrostis idahoensis.......Idaho Redtop........... vernally wet ...........50¢
Bromus carinatus..........California Brome ...... sun to shade ...........60¢
Bromus laevipes...........Woodlands Brome........ shade.................. 60¢
Bromus orcuttianus .......Orcutt's Brome ........ dry open woods......... 60¢
Bromus suksdorfii.........Suksdorff's Brome ..... dry woods ............. 60¢
Bromus vulgaris...........Columbia Brome ........ wet rocky slopes, woods 50¢
Danthonia californica.... California Oat-grass .. sun, moist soil.......$2.50
Deschampsia atropurpurea .High altitude hairgrass.alpine ................ 50¢
Deschampsia caespitosa ...Tufted hairgrass .......bogs and wet places.... 40¢
Deschampsia elongata .....Slender Hairgrass.......shade,moist soil .......40¢
Elymus cinereus...........Great Basin Wild Rye... sun, rich soil......... 50¢
Elymus glaucus............Blue Wild Rye... .......sun to shade, oakwoods. 60¢
Festuca californica.......California fescue...... dry edge of woods...... 60¢
Festuca idahoensis........Idaho fescue.. .........open woods to prairies. 40¢
Festuca occidentalis......Western Fescue......... dry slopes............. 50¢
Glyceria elata............Tall mannagrass........ wet meadows............ 60¢
Glyceria striata..........Fowl mannagrass........ moist meadows.......... 60¢
Hilaria rigida............Galleta grass.......... desert sandy areas..... 80¢
Hordeum brachyantherum....Meadow barley.......... sun to shade........... 50¢
Hystrix californica.......California bottlebrush. dense moist woods...... 60¢
Koeleria cristata.........Prairie Junegrass...... prairies to open woods. 50¢
Melica californica........California Melicgrass.. sun to shade........... 50¢
Melica torreyana..........Torrey's Melicgrass.... sun to shade........... 50¢
Oryzopsis hymenoides......Indian Ricegrass........desert sands............90¢
Poa scabrella/secunda.....Pine Bluegrass......... sun to shade........... 50¢
Sitanion hystrix..........Bottlebr. squirreltail. dry hills,open woods... 40¢
Stipa cernua (Nassella c.)Nodding Stipa.......... sun.................... 50¢
Stipa lepida (Nassella l.)Foothills Stipa........ shade of oaks.......... 50¢
Stipa lemmoni(Nassella L.)Lemmon's Stipa......... sun.................... 90¢
Stipa pulchra.............Purple Needlegrass..... sun to part shade...... 50¢
Stipa speciosa............Desert Stipa........... desert rocky soil...... 90¢
Stipa stillmanii..........Stillman's stipa....... rocky slopes, Sierras.$3.00

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OTHER SPECIES THAT WE CAN GROW AND QUOTE ON REQUEST,
for customers who can supply the stock seeds:

Agropyron caninum ssp. majus.
" dasystachyum.
" riparium.
" smithii.
" trachycaulum.
Agrostis blasdalei.
" densiflora.
" exarata.
" hallii.
" oregonensis.
" pallens.
" scabra..
" thurberiana.
" variabilis.
Aristida Californica.
" purpurea var. fendleriana.
" " " longiseta
" " " nealleyi
" " " parishi.
" " " purpurea.
" " " wrightii.
" ternipes var. hamulosa.
Blepharidachne kingii.
Bouteloua curtipendula.
" eriopoda.
" gracilis.
" trifida.
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus.
" " " maritimus.
" ciliatus.
" grandis.
" laevipes
" marginatus
Calamagrostis bolanderi
" breweri
" canadensis
" foliosa
" koelerioides
" nutkaensis
" ophiditis
" purpurascens
" rubescens
" stricta ssp. inexpansa
" " " stricta
Danthonia intermedia
" unispicata
Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. holciformis
Dissanthelium californicum
Elymus condensatus
" glaucus var. glaucus
" " " jepsonii
" " " virescens
Festuca brachyphylla ssp. breviculmis
" elmeri
" kingii
" minutiflora
" saximontana
" subulata
" subuliflora
" viridula
Glyceria borealis
" elata
" grandis
" leptostachya
" occidentalis
" striata
Hilaria jamesii
Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum
" " " californicum
Melica aristata
" bulbosa
" frutescens
" fugax
" geyeri
" harfordii
" imperfecta
" spectabilis
" stricta
" subulata
" torreyana
Muhlenbergia andina
" arsenei
" asperifolia
" californica
" jonesii
" mexicana
" montanat
" pauciflora
" porteri
" richardsonis
" rigens
" utilis
Paspalum distichum
Phalaris californica
Pleuropogon hooverianus
Poa atropurpurea
" confinis
" cusickii ssp. epilis
" " " cusickii
" " " pallida
" " " purpurascens
" douglasii
" fendleriana
" glauca ssp. rupicola
" keckii
" kelloggii
" leptocoma
" lettermanii
" macrantha
" napensis
" pattersonni
" piperi
" pringlei
" rhizomata
" sierrae
" stebbinsii
" tenerrima
" unilateralis
" wheeleri
Sitanion jubatum
Stipa aridum
" columbiana
" comata
' coronatum
" diegoensis
" lettermanii
" nelsonii
" occidentalis ssp. californica
" " " pubescens
" pinetorum
" thurberianum

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