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Elymus hystrix

Bottle-brush Grass

This native grass forms loose tufts of upright, narrow-bladed, medium green leaves. 4 1/2' stems of attractive pale green, bottle-brush-like blooms flower in summer. These will mature to tan seeds and persist well into autumn.

Prefers light or partial shade, but will tolerate full shade. Will self-sow. Cut back to ground before new growth appears in spring. Native to the eastern half of North America.

Height:

30-36 in

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Spread:

15-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

2-8

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Bloom Color:

Green, White

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Light Shade
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Flowering Months
June
July
Foliage Color
Green
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
East-Coast Native
Ground Cover
Long Blooming
Naturalizing