Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue'
Also called Nodding Wild Rye
More About Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue'
- Grass has a slightly arching, upright habit and forms a loose clump
- Leaf blades can range in colour from green to bluish-green, depending on growing conditions
- Nodding seed heads emerge green, changing to a light tan in the summer
- Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
- Grass Type: Cool Season
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.
Icy Blue Canada Wild Rye Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to dry soil, in full sun to partial shade. Foliage will add winter interest, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth. Not suited for small landscapes. Well-suited to dry sunny slopes and will self-seed in optimum conditions.
Elymus canadensis 'Icy Blue' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall