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Elymus hystrix - Bottle brush grass

Native Wetland Plants

Elymus hystrix

Bottle brush grass

More About Bottle brush grass

  • Cool season grass
  • Great fall accent against dark background

Elymus hystrix, Bottle brush grass, grows in a wide range of soil conditions including heavy clay with dry to medium hydrology.  Bottle brush grass can take a variety of light conditions from full sun to part shade. It grows 2-3' tall forming fairly loose upright tufts of narrowly bladed green leaves on avg 10" long. The greenish & somewhat bristly flower heads rising well above the foliage in summer resemble bottle brushes. Great perennial competition against Japanese Stiltgrass.

Bloom Color

Green

Elymus hystrix Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Food
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
NI
Plant Type
Cool Season Grass
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
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