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Elymus hystrix

 
Elymus hystrix

Synonym(s) Hystrix patula
Common name bottlebrush grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Size 30-36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes dry to medium moisture
From seed Germinates easily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate August

US native grass with bristly green flowerheads maturing to brown. At their best when the bottlebrushes are backlit.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 commercial packet. Baggy 70F (83%G, 5-11d)


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