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Elymus magellanicus
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Elymus magellanicus

Magellan Wheatgrass

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

Botanists have moved some species formerly in this genus to Leymus (see that entry for other blue-leafed grasses). Of the species remaining in Elymus, this clump-forming native of South American mountains is the most ornamental.

Grows to 1 1/2 ft. high and wide, with metallic blue leaves (probably the bluest of all grasses). Cool-season grass, nearly evergreen in mild climates; grown for its foliage rather than the flower spikelets produced in summer. Likes humidity along the California coast and well-drained soil.

To increase your planting, divide in spring. Good container plant.

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