Elymus glaucus
Elymus glaucus
Elymus glaucus
Elymus glaucus
Elymus glaucus

Elymus glaucus

Blue Wild Rye

Poaceae

Height

40 - 60 cm

Flower colour

gray-green, tan

Inflorence type

spike

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

blue-green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

western N-America

Elymus is a fairly large genus with around 150 species in the grass family,  Poaceae, with distribution in all continents. A few species are grown as ornamental garden plants, while one, Elymus repens, is a plant no one wants in their yard. 

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall. 


Seed - sown in January - February.

Seed lightly covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination. If the seed has not germinated in 4 weeks, it should be refrigerated for 4 weeks and then returned to 20°C (68°F) until germination. 

Spreads with rhizomes, so it's best to plant it in a pot to keep it in place.

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