ssp spicata - Bluebunch Wheatgrass
aka Agropyron spicatum
Native to the western states of North America (east of
the Cascade mountains) - from Canada to Mexico. This makes
it well-suited for hot dry landscapes and 'no water' gardens.
Attractive when dormant and brown in the summer.
Bluebunch wheatgrass requires only 9" of precipitation
Description: cool season; bunch forming
Foliage is grey-green; medium blade width; 30-60cm (12-24")
Flowers in early spring; 40-70 cm (16-28") tall
Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade;
moist to dry soils; dormant and brown in summer
Zone: 3 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Drought tolerance rating: 1 (water to
root depth once a month); further
Season of interest: spring and fall, dormant
Partner with: other native plants requiring
9" of annual precipitation; Sumac
Recommended spacing between plants: 45-90
cm (18-36") why such a difference?
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