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Elymus magellanicus

Also called Magellan Wheatgrass


 Suitable Substitutions for Elymus magellanicus

 

More About Elymus magellanicus

  • Grass has a slightly arching, upright habit and forms a dense clump
  • Leaves have a very intense, blue colour
  • This is an evergreen grass in mild climates
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season
  • Note: This grass rarely flowers

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:

50-80 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm
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Blue Wheat Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a fertile, well-drained, moist soil, in full sun to partial shade. E. magellanicus is not as invasive as other elymus cultivars. This grass does not like humid summers or wet conditions in the winter but makes a striking container plant.  


Elymus magellanicus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue
Gray

Landscape uses

Specimen
Border/edging