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Products > Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus'
 
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 on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus'.
 
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