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Elymus hystrix - Bottlebrush Grass

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SKU: 17
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Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix) is a cool season grass that offers texture and interest in a shaded garden or wooded area. It produces green airy, bristly spikelets that resemble a bottlebrush atop of its stems that turn tan at maturity. It is easy to grow and maintain for use in woodland restoration projects. Bottlebrush Grass will grow where other grasses will not, including dry shaded areas.


Soil Moisture:  Dry, Moderate

Sun Exposure:  Partial Shade, Full Shade

Height:  2' - 5'

Spread:  1'

Hardiness Zone:  3 - 7

Bloom Color:  Green, Tan

Bloom Time:  June, July, August

Attracts:  Butterflies



Elymus is a large genus of about 150 different species of grasses that grow in tufts and spread by rhizomes. Its name comes from the Greek word elyo, "rolled up," due to the grain lemma and palea being tightly rolled around the seed. Wildrye grass is primarily used as forage for livestock and forms skinny, bristly spikes that can also be a showy addition to an ornamental flower garden or arrangement.

Return Policy

Returns of standard seed mixes and individual species must be made in the original unopened packaging within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to return live plants, you must do so within 5 days of delivery. Returns of standard mixes, individual species, and live plants are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. Custom seed mixes may not be returned. When returning non-damaged goods, the buyer is responsible for shipping charges, and return shipping may be made by whatever means the buyer selects.

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