Elymus glaucus

Elymus glaucus

Blue wildrye

Cool season tufted perennial bunchgrass which is highly desirable for use in erosion control seedings. Commonly found thriving in moist meadows, woodlands, or forests at mid elevations throughout its range. This species' attractive, bluegreen foliage adds value to commercial landscaping projects where slope or site stabilization is needed.

Varieties: 
Arlington

Arlington is the first released cultivar of blue wildrye. The variety was selected primarily for its agronomic performance and uniformity. Has excellent seed vigor and seed yield with higher tolerance to disease. (Released 1995, source of ecotype: Snohomish County, WA)

Variety Release Notes: 
Elkton

Slightly taller in stem height and more persistent than Arlington variety. Initiates spring regrowth and seed maturity earlier than other varieties. Excellent forage biomass producer. (Released 1997, source of ecotype: Douglas County, OR)

Variety Release Notes: 
Union Flat
White Pass

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
16 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
134,500
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes