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Ammophila breviligulata

Also called Marram Grass, Short-liguled Beach Grass


More About Ammophila breviligulata

  • Long, narrow, soft-textured golden-tan flower spikes
  • Gray-green leaf blades are narrow, with extremely sharp tips
  • This is a great low maintenance grass for erosion control
  • Bloom Time: July to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

5

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Brown
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American Beach Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a sandy, well-drained, average to dry soil, in full sun. Plants spread by rhizomes and new shoots can appear a distance from the mother plant.  


Ammophila breviligulata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Rooftop (extensive)