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Arrhenatherum elatius subsp bulbosum

Common Name(s):
Bulbous oat grass, Tuber oat grass
Cultivar(s):
Variegatum
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Cool season grass; prefers cool nights and dry summers; with heat may become diseased or go dormant but will produce new foliage in fall; can be easily grown in pots or as ground cover; slow growing; produces bulbous storage organ at stem base

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Height:
8-12 in.
Zones:
4-9
Form:
Slowly spreading mound; fine to medium texture; looks spiky but is soft
Soil:
Prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates poor and dry soil; drought tolerant
Inflorescence:
Primarily grown for foliage; may not flower under hot, dry conditions

NCCES plant id: 581

Arrhenatherum elatius subsp bulbosum Arrhenatherum elatius subsp bulbosum
Arrhenatherum elatius subsp bulbosum Arrhenatherum elatius subsp bulbosum
Mpaola Andreoni, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0