Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'
Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' (Canyon Prince Wild Rye) - This medium-sized powdery gray-blue rhizomatous evergreen grass (new foliage emerges green) grows 2-3 feet tall in a drier location, larger, up to 5 feet tall, if given regular watering. The erect flower stalks rise 1-2 feet above the foliage in late summer and are topped with tightly congested clusters of spikes of wheat-colored flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade but color is best in the sun. It is drought resistant but looks better with occasional irrigation along the coast and needs it in inland and desert gardens. This grass has proven hardy to below 10 degrees F and can be used in gardens down to USDA Zone 7. It spreads by short rhizomes and with time can colonize large areas.
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