• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Elymus hystrix

Bottlebrush Grass, Eastern Bottlebrush Grass, Glumeless Wild Rye

Main interest:
easy to grow, bottlebrush blooms
full sun to full shade
Soil humidity:
dry to wet soil
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
June to July
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 3 ft (0.9 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.5 m)
woodlands, naturalizing, cut flowers

Bottlebrush Grass is unique in that it will grow where other grasses will not, including dry shady areas. The spiky, soft bottlebrush seed heads emerge in midsummer above deep green leaves. The flowers ripen to straw-coloured seed heads that create texture and interest in the garden.

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Synonym(s): Hystrix patula

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