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Arrhenatherum elatius

Bulbous oat grass

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Features

  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourSilver-green

Description

Arrhenatherum elatius (Bulbous oat grass). This plant is most useful as a border or edging plant. The leaves are green and white. The small flowering spikes will appear in late spring, but they are insignificant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Grass

Other common names

False oat grass, Oat grass

Origin

Northwest USA

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLow salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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