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Esparto grass

Lygeum spartium

ly-JEE-um SPAR-tee-um

Silver-blue, rushlike foliage is graced by one of the most distinctive flowers of all grasses: the inflorescence looks like little origami birds. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to Israel and Egypt. Tolerates desert conditions and is excellent by the coast.

CareGrow in part shade with medium moisture.

  • Genus : Lygeum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Plant Type : Grasses
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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