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Leymus arenarius (Blue Lyme Grass)

Blue Lyme Grass, Sand Rye Grass, Sea Lyme Grass, Blue Wild Rye, Sand Wild Rye, European Dune Grass, Elymus glaucus, Elymus arenarius

Leymus arenarius, Blue Lyme Grass, Sand Rye Grass, Elymus glaucus, Drought tolerant plant, Ornamental grass , Low maintenance ornamental grass, Blue Grass

Noted for its incredibly beautiful blue-gray foliage, Leymus arenarius (Blue Lyme Grass) is a vigorous, semi-evergreen grass that grows in densely tufted, spreading clumps of gracefully arching, broad and flat, steel-blue leaves. In summer, it produces sturdy, upright, narrow, blue-gray flower spikes that turn light beige. Spreading aggressively by rhizomes, this grass needs to be used in very specific situations as it is an aggressive grass. Perfect for erosion control or as a groundcover in a wide sunny area, Blue Lyme Grass makes a good container plant where its invasiveness can be contained.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft tall (60-90 cm).
  • This grass tolerates a wide range of soils from wet to dry and full sun to partial shade. Tends to be less invasive in dry, clay soils.
  • Salt, drought tolerant and deer or rabbit resistant, this cool season grass provides all year around interest thanks to its evergreen foliage in mild winter areas.
  • Cut back foliage in fall. Divide from mid-spring to early fall
  • Native to Northern Europe

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 10
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Poaceae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 10
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2
Plant Type Ornamental Grasses
Plant Family Poaceae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Do I Need?
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