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Leymus triticoides 'Gray Dawn'

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Species Name: Leymus triticoides 'Gray Dawn'
Common Name: Gray Dawn Wild Rye

Has beautiful blue-grey leaves. Recommended for erosion control on slopes and hillsides. Spreads by rhizomes--can be aggressive.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 3-5'+ W
Growth Habit: Spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 7,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Seedhead
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden. Introduced by Suncrest Nurseries
Natural Habitat: Moist often saline meadows

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