Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
These wild ryes or lyme grasses were formerly assigned to Elymus but are now known as Leymus (simply an anagram of the former generic name). They are grown principally for their blue-gray or silvery blue foliage. Very drought-tolerant; will remain evergreen with some summer water.Leymus condensatus
Native to coastal Southern California and the Channel Islands. The species is usually green leafed, reaching 9 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide in bloom. More commonly grown is ‘Canyon Prince’, to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide; foliage is green when new, maturing to brilliant silvery blue. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.
From southeastern New Mexico, western Texas, and adjacent areas of Mexico. Usually forms a single, com...
Native to the desert regions of California and Southwest. Yellowish to rich green foliage. Grows to 10...
Native to dry chaparral in lower elevations in California. Untidy growing wild. Freely branched shrub ...