Elymus condensatus ‘Canyon Prince’

‘Canyon Prince’ Elymus
Plant Type

Grass-like, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 3′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Wheat

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

7-12, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-11

Elymus condensatus ‘Canyon Prince’ is considered a large clumping grass with slender powdery gray-blue evergreen leaves. The new foliage emerges green. ‘Canyon Prince’ grows 2-3 feet tall in dry locations and larger up to 5 feet tall if given regular watering. Flower stalks rise 1-2 feet above the foliage in late summer topped with clusters of spike-like wheat colored flowers. It is usually planted in full sun to light shade but the color is best if planted in full sun. It is considered to be drought tolerant but likes occasional irrigation. In hotter inland and desert gardens ‘Canyon Prince’ requires more irrigation. It spreads and with time can grow over large areas if not contained.

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