Blue wild rye is an attractive, blue-green bunch grass growing as tall as 5' and spreading to 12-24". The flower spikes turn golden brown in the summer and make an impressive show as they wave in the breeze. A popular accent grass for the garden and also used in restoration projects. Tolerates cold to -15° F. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies and is host the Woodland Skipper butterfly and Chytonix moth. Deer resistant. Tolerates mowing if not cut too short. Irrigate no more than twice in summer once established.
|Plant Type||Perennial bunch grass.|
|Height at Maturity||48-60".|
|Light Requirements||Full sun, part shade.
|Moisture Needs||Low. High drought tolerance.|
Moist to dry, loam to clay, well-drained. Tolerates a wide variety of soils.