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Lygeum spartum

False Esparto Grass

Lygeum

Comments

This drought and salt tolerant grass is a perfect accent or groundcover for sunny, dry areas and sandy, coastal applications; unusual, feathery flowers sway in the breeze in spring and summer; great for rock gardens or containers

Description

This drought and salt tolerant grass is a perfect accent or groundcover for sunny, dry areas and sandy, coastal applications; unusual, feathery flowers sway in the breeze in spring and summer; great for rock gardens or containers

Landscape Attributes

False Esparto Grass is an herbaceous evergreen perennial grass with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

False Esparto Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

False Esparto Grass will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

7b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

5 feet

poor

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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