Mexican Thread Grass is a low-water-use, rapidly growing grass that provides the perfect lush backdrop for your desert landscape. In the fall the soft billowy leaves of this grass turn gold and serve as an excellent food source for finches and seed-eating birds. Mexican Thread Grass can grow even in harsh rocky climates, and are a great addition to any xeriscape yard. wateruseitwisely.com
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Middle Ground Add midsize specimens that fill the void between taller trees and low grasses. Compact dwarf Japanese black pines (Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’) fit that bill: “With a billowy branching habit,” says Greenlee, “it looks like a thunderstorm building on a hot afternoon.”