Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'

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Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'

Species Name: Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'
Common Name: Canyon Prince Gian Wild Rye

Flower spikes to 6' tall. Gray foliage and upright form makes an excellent accent in perennial borders. Accepts heavy clay soils. Very drought tolerant, but also accepting of water. Very versatile.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 4' H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Seedhead
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selection of L.condensatus from Prince Island off of San Miguel Island. Introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden"
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, woodland

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.