Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Botanists have moved some species formerly in this genus to Leymus (see that entry for other blue-leafed grasses). Of the species remaining in Elymus, this clump-forming native of South American mountains is the most ornamental.
Grows to 1 1/2 ft. high and wide, with metallic blue leaves (probably the bluest of all grasses). Cool-season grass, nearly evergreen in mild climates; grown for its foliage rather than the flower spikelets produced in summer. Likes humidity along the California coast and well-drained soil.
To increase your planting, divide in spring. Good container plant.
Botanists have moved some species formerly in this genus to Leymus (see that entry for other ...
From western Europe. Though it has lent its name to a large and important plant family, the genus ...
Flower stalk to 2 ft.; flowers are 1 in. long and golden yellow with a purple-black midrib and veins.