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.
This is the most commonly grown species. In bloom it reaches 4–5 ft. high. The spineless leaves ...
Grows to 6–8 ft. tall and wide, with gray foliage and light purple flowers. ‘Green Cloud&r...
California native of variable appearance, with glossy bluish green foliage and crowded spikes of narro...