Suitable Substitutions for Elymus glaucus
More About Elymus glaucus
- Forms a slightly arching, upright clump.
- Coarse blue-green 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
- This native species is often confused with the aggressively spreading Elymus arenarius
- Bloom Time: Summer
- Flower Height: 150 cm
- Foliage Height: 100 cm
- 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.
Blue Wild Rye 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.
Elymus glaucus Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils