This cool-season perennial bunchgrass has a very upright growth habit, often reaching heights up to five feet tall. Blue wildrye is native to the meadows and woodlands of the Rocky Mountains. It produces long stems topped by dense, spike-like seed heads with an attractive bluish color. Blue wildrye tolerates a wide variety of soil types and can handle partial shade. It is fairly drought tolerant and a great choice for adding height to any ornamental garden. Can be grown without irrigation in areas receiving at least 15 inches of annual precipitation.
Scientific Name: Elymus glaucus