Blue Dune Lyme Grass

Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

SKU
03194
Striking silver-blue foliage is a standout in any landscape. Highly effective when paired with purple flowers or plants with maroon foliage. Produces wheat-colored plumes in summer. Foliage clumps spread vigorously by rhizomes; very useful for filling in large areas quickly and for erosion control. Very heat tolerant.
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Botanical PronunciationEL-ih-mus ar-en-AR-ee-us
Average Size at MaturityQuickly forms clumps 2 ft. tall and wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

Grows easily in a wide range of soils; less vigorous in dry, clay soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic dry spells. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. May be cut back in late spring to rejuvenate foliage.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

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