ARUNDO DONAX

ARUNDO DONAX

FAMILY :: GRAMINEAE
GIANT REED: A very tall (to 20′) perennial grass hardy in much of the US and found growing all over the world. Native to the Mediterranean region. A spectacular, easily grown grass with some interesting substances in its roots. The original Pan’s flute.

COIX LACHRYMA-JOBI

COIX LACHRYMA-JOBI

FAMILY :: GRAMINEAE
JOB’S TEARS: A 3-5′ tall ornamental tropical clump grass grown for its bead-like seeds which are made into magical rosaries and are edible and used for making bread and beer. Grow in rich, moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

CYMBOPOGAN CITRATUS

CYMBOPOGAN CITRATUS

FAMILY :: GRAMINEAE
TRUE LEMON GRASS: A 2-5′ tall tropical clump-grass with a strong lemon flavor. Give it very rich, well drained soil in full sun for best production. Will survive down to about 25° f. for high-altitude growers. Great as a tea and used in Southeast Asian cooking. Known only in cultivation; cannot be grown from seed.

This plant is easily grown and very productive in Puerto Vallarta.