Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp spicata - Bluebunch Wheatgrass

aka Agropyron spicatum

Native to the western states of North America (east of the Cascade mountains) - from Canada to Mexico. This makes it well-suited for hot dry landscapes and 'no water' gardens. Attractive when dormant and brown in the summer.

Bluebunch wheatgrass requires only 9" of precipitation annually.

Description: cool season; bunch forming
Foliage is grey-green; medium blade width; 30-60cm (12-24") in height
Flowers in early spring; 40-70 cm (16-28") tall

Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade; moist to dry soils; dormant and brown in summer

Zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Drought tolerance rating: 1 (water to root depth once a month); further info

Season of interest: spring and fall, dormant in summer

Partner with: other native plants requiring 9" of annual precipitation; Sumac

Recommended spacing between plants: 45-90 cm (18-36") why such a difference?


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Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp spicata
Bluebunch Wheatgrass

From USDA website: states and provinces where
Pseudoroegneria spicata ssp spicata
is native