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Products > Leymus condensatus 'Gaviota Gray'
 
Leymus condensatus 'Gaviota Gray' - Gaviota Wild Rye

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Wheat
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Leymus]
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Leymus condensatus 'Gaviota Gray' (Gaviota Wild Rye) - A large upright gray-blue evergreen grass (new foliage emerges green) that grows 4 to 5 feet tall in a drier location and slightly larger if given regular watering. The erect flower stalks rise 1-2 feet above the foliage and are topped with tight congested clusters of spikes of wheat-colored blooms. Plant in full sun to light shade. It is drought resistant and hardy to below 10 degrees F. We received this grass in January 2000 from Santa Barbara landscape contractor Dave Frantz, who selected it from a natural population of Leymus condensatus growing near the Gaviota hot springs north the Santa Barbara. It is similar to another upright selection from UC Berkeley that was named 'Lottie's Choice'.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Leymus condensatus 'Gaviota Gray'.
 
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