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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.  The information about Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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