• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall and spreading wider; flowers 1 ft. above foliage.
    Key Feature:
    Erosion Control
    Blooms:
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:EL-ih-mus ar-en-AR-ee-us
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 ft. tall and spreading wider; flowers 1 ft. above foliage.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Brown
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Catmint (Nepeta); Potentilla (Potentilla); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Cranesbill (Geranium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in a wide range of soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Adapts to dry conditions once established; in hot inland regions provide supplemental spring and summer water. Spreads less quickly in dry, clay soils. As a groundcover, space plants 2 to 3 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.