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Leymus racemosus

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Elymus racemosus
Description

Cool-season grass this grass comes with its own dynamic color and can look amazing in many settings. It is great in wooded areas and grows extremely fast. It is a slender grass, with its unique color will have looking at grass in a new delightful way. 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Glaucus
Tags:
#invasive#blue#green#ornamental grass#gray-green#grass#spreading#blue-green#spreads
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Glaucus
Tags:
#invasive#blue#green#ornamental grass#gray-green#grass#spreading#blue-green#spreads
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Elymus
    Species:
    racemosa
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SE. & E. Europe to Siberia and Caucasus
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The narrow, blue-green spike in early summer that turns beige
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    steel-blue flat foliage can be invasive (spreads by rhizomes)
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Wet Soil