Canyon Prince, a selection of giant rye grass introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, has a striking blue-gray color. Grown in the sun it is shorter than the species. It spreads by underground runners and can be difficult to control.
Private garden in LaCanada, CA, August 25, 2005
Rapidly growing grass in container in RSABG Container Garden, fills pot in six short months.
Rapidly growing grass in container in RSABG Container Garden.
Growing with wildflowers (Layia platyglossa, tidytips) in a school garden in Long Beach, April 2009.
Alkali sacaton is a warm season grass that looks similar to deergrass, though it is somewhat smaller. Its flower spikes are open and airy. This plant can take tough conditions – heavy clay soil, drought with an occasional soaking, and full sun.
Flowering in June 2008 in parkway garden.
September 5, 2006
November 11, 2009
May 9, 2009 in South Pasadena Nature Park