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Blue Dune Lyme Grass

Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'

Pronunciation: EL-ih-mus ar-en-AR-ee-us
SKU #03194
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Summer
Mature Size Quickly forms clumps 2 ft. tall and wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover, Hillside
Flower Color Brown
Foliage Color Silver-blue
Companion Plants Ninebark (Physocarpus); Catmint (Nepeta); Potentilla (Potentilla); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Cranesbill (Geranium)
CARE
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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