The Dry Garden: ‘Canyon Prince’

Posted on | January 1, 2010 | No Comments

OF ALL the creatures that disperse plants in nature, we humans may be the quirkiest. Take how we distribute New Zealand flax. We fight back its blades along what seems like every other front walk.

This column is to commend an indigenous alternative to New Zealand flax for the gardens of greater Los Angeles: a type of giant wild rye called Canyon Prince. Ninety-nine percent of the time that flax is used in California, this cultivar of Leymus condensatus could perform the same function, but better.

To keep reading the lastest installment of the Dry Garden in the Los Angeles Times, click here.

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