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Blue Dune Lyme Grass

Add Great Blue Color to a Hillside or Any Difficult Growing Area

  • Very hardy to sun, sand, and salty conditions
  • Cool blue color that's very attractive next to flowers and boulders
  • Excellent for erosion control

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Product Details

Blue Dune Lyme grass is a perennial that maintains a blue color and is tolerant to many conditions. It can be used for a variety of different projects and is great to use as erosion control. This plant will tolerate dry conditions as well salty and urban environments. It is a hardy plant that will stay faithful and prominent for years to come!

The Blue Lyme grass maintains a blue color and medium texture. This bright blue, ornamental grass maintains its color throughout the growing season. Mature height is 2 to 3 feet. June through August gives way to long stems protruding about a foot from the foliage that parade straw colored seed heads.

This ornamental perennial that can be used in a variety of different location due to its hardiness and versatility. This grass is perfect for erosion control and covering entire hillsides. Use it in mass bed planting to add different textures to your landscaping or even use it in a container with a contrasting color. It is the ideal plant to use in coastal regions due to its ability to withstand sand, sun and drought.

Blue Lyme grass is a long lived and low maintenance perennial. Choose a partial shade to full sun area with well-drained soil. Dig a hole 1 ½ times bigger that the pot you received the plant in. Unpot the plant and gently probe your fingers into the rootball to loosen up the soil. Set your plant in the hole and back fill. Tamp the soil around the plant and water. Do not over water the Blue Lyme grass due to its sensitivity to water. Trim back after flowering for a crop of fresh leaves.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 1-2 Feet
Mature Width 1 Foot
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Blue
Botanical Name Leymus arenarius Blue Dune

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Treena L on Nov 11, 2016
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Treena L on Nov 11, 2016
great accent plant
Gary G on Oct 27, 2016
great accent plant
Gary G on Oct 27, 2016
Will this plant spread?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does spread by rhizomes and will fill in an area quickly. However, it can be maintained to stay by itself.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

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Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Great packaging, great plants. I will buy again! I planted right away and its doing great.
June 17, 2016

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