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Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

More About Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

  • AKA Leymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'
  • Forms a slightly arching, upright clump
  • Coarse, silver-blue leaves are 1 cm wide at the base, and grow to a narrow point.
  • Flower spikes emerge green changing to a light tan
  • Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue until temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.

  

 

Zone:

4

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Brown,Green

Blue Dune Lyme Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist to dry soil, in full sun to partial shade and is a highly adaptable grass. Foliage can be left for winter interest, but prune (if desired) in early spring to make way for new growth. 

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Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

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