Elymus hystrix (Bottlebrush Grass) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: Sow in pots (about 1/8″ deep) indoors in late winter to mid spring or outdoors from late spring to midsummer. Sow them into cell packs, or sow them all in one pot and transplant the seedlings (in groups) to individual pots when they’re 1 to 2 inches tall. Use groups of 6 to 8 or so if you want bigger clumps faster, or 3 or 4 per pot if you want a larger number of starter plants.

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Bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix or Hystrix patula) is a clump-forming, cool-season grass that grows 3 to 5 feet tall, with brushy, silvery green, summer flower spikes that turn tan in fall. I think it looks best planted in groups of three to five, set against a dark-leaved shrub or wall so the unusual seedheads stand out. This U.S. native grows in full sun but also adapts well to partial shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.

Collected in August 2020. At least 15 seeds. I have trimmed the long awns off of these seeds to make sowing easier.

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