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Ornamental Grasses - Elymus

Growing Info

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Elymus cinereus - Great Basin Wild Rye

Elymus cinereus

Common name: Great basin wild rye
cool season; clump forming
Foliage - green to blue-green; medium blade width; 80-100 cm (32-40")
Flowers - June-July; 120-150 cm (48-60") tall
Conditions: full sun to part shade; moist fertile soil; grows well in open meadows; tolerates a wide range of conditions
Coldest zone: 3

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Elymus magellanicus

Elymus magellanicus

Common name: Blue wheatgrass
cool season; bunch forming; semi-evergreen
Foliage - very blue; medium blade width; 30-60 cm (12-24") tall
Flowers - sparse; May; 50-75 cm (20-30") tall
Conditions: sun to part shade; grows well in sandy loam, excellent drainage and ample water; struggles in hot and dry conditions (provide shade and water), cold and wet winters (provide extra drainage and a warmer microclimate) and humid summers (provide air movement)
Coldest zone: 4

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