Elymus magellenicus

Wild rye

This lovely, little grass is native to South America. 

It forms a slow-growing, well-behaved clump of beautiful metallic-blue leaves, bearing taller stems of small blue flowers in early summer. The flowers turn a pale buff colour in autumn but the main clump retains much of its blue sheen over winter. 

Makes a fine edging plant if the soil is well drained and in full sun. 

Very low maintenance, non-invasive and tidy. De-thatch in spring to allow room for fresh growth.

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£ 6.50 

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Poaceae

Hardy perennial grass (SE)

H6

35cm 

35cm 

Blue grey 

Buff 

Moist but well-drained 

Full sun

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