Elymus arenarius

Elymus arenarius

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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(Elymus arenarius)
Synonyms:  Leymus arenarius
Genus:  Elymus
This plant has densely tufted, spreading clumps of strap-like, flowing foliage. Pale blue-gray leaves arch loosely. In summer, it produces stiff, upright, blue-gray spikes of flowers that turn buff.
Care:  This grass is tough anywhere, but it is invasive and needs curbing in the spring. Grow in well-drained soil. Cut down in autumn.
Propagation:  Divide from mid-spring to early autumn.
Problems:  Ergot, root rot, and leaf spots can occur.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
Hazelnut
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Grasses

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