Elymus condensatus ‘Canyon Prince’ (syn. Leymus condensatus)
Common Names: giant wild rye
Type: Perennial grass
Size: 2 to 3 ft. high (to 5 ft. with regular water), spreading
Flowers: Small wheat-colored flowers, summer; long grass-like blue-green leaves.
Uses: Accent, container. border backing, slope bottom, meadows. Tolerates salty air, heat.
Wildlife: Attracts birds, butterflies. Deer resistive.
Soil: Tolerates a variety.
Water: Low. Overwatering causes flat growth.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Cut back after new growth starts (late winter to early summer). Remove outer rhizomes (underground stems) to control spread.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: From the Channel Islands; from a Santa Barbara Botanic Garden selection. Hardy to 15° F.