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Elymus hystrix - Bottlebrush Grass

Sun Exposure: Part Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 3 feet

Spread: 1 foot

Blooms: June, July, August

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands, Rocky upland woodlands, Woodland openings, Woodland borders, Areas along woodland paths, Savannas, Partially shaded riverbanks

Landscape uses: Shade garden, Pollinator garden, Woodland planting, Naturalization

Complimentary Plants: Wild Geranium, Wild Columbine, Wood Poppy

Wildlife Value: Several insects feed on this prairie grass. Birds eat the seeds. Host Plant: Northern Pearly Eye butterfly, many moth species

Seed Origin: Winona, MN (Prairie Moon seed supplier)

Germination Code: A


Photo credits: #1 by Agnieszka Kwiecień  , #2 by Agnieszka Kwiecień

Elymus hystrix - Bottlebrush Grass

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  • Bottlebrush Grass is a cool season grass that grows in the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. It flowers in the summer and seed heads are formed - giving this plant its unique texture and appearance in the garden.

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