Elymus magellanicus - Blue Clumping Wheat Grass-Plant in 9cm Pot
Elymus magellanicus is native to South America. It forms a slow-growing well-behaved clump of beautiful metallic-blue leaves bearing taller stems of small blue flowers in early summer. Probably the finest of all blue grasses. Plants resent high humidity and will not tolerate locations that are poorly drained especially in winter. Best grown in a well-drained rock garden or raised bed. May remain evergreen in mild winter regions but foliage may also be cut back hard in early spring. Clumps should not require dividing for several years but this may be done in early spring. An excellent drought tolerant. Makes a superb statement particularly in containers. If planting in a pot or other small container. Use a good quality John Innes compost to which at least 20% horticultural grit or similar has been added to improve drainage. Peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. Ensure containers are well crocked and stand on feet to ensure the free drainage this grass requires.For more in .