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Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus' - Blue Rye
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Europe, Northern (Europe)
Flower Color: Wheat
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Elymus arenarius 'Glaucus']
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus' (Blue Rye) - This is a vigorous deciduous to semi-deciduous stoloniferous grass with 18-30" tall upright blue-gray blades and spreads wide by rhizomes. Plant in full sun and give average to little water . It makes a good container plant where its invasiveness can be contained. It is very hardy, taking temperatures well below 0 degrees F. It is native to northern Europe, yet often it is sold as Elymus glaucus which is a valid name for a California Native Grass (Now Leymus). Other common names include Blue Lyme Grass, Sand Rye Grass. Use as an accent plant or a ground cover. Good for erosion control. Will tolerate beachside conditions.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus'.
 
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