American Beachgrass, American Marram Grass, Common Beach Grass
Ammophila breviligulata

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ammophila (am-oh-FY-luh) (Info)
Species: breviligulata (brev-ee-lig-yoo-LAY-ta) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Ponds and Aquatics

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 6, 2013, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

I see this plant growing native along the Delaware coast. It is native along the Atlantic Coast from New England down to SC and some spots along the shores of the Great Lakes. It is the main plant species that holds together the beach dunes at the great vacation destination of Rehoboth Beach. A number of residential yards near the beach have this tall grass growing in the yard or parkway, making a nice naturalistic, low maintenance landscape. Other beach or sandy area plants like Adam's-Needle Yucca, Loblolly or Virginia or Japanese Black Pines, Northern Bayberry, Shiny Sumac, Goldenrods, and others grow and look good with it. The plant is a tall clump, yet spreads quickly through sandy soil to create a colony.