Pet Grass, Intermediate Wheatgrass
Elymus hispidus

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Elymus (EL-ih-mus) (Info)
Species: hispidus (HISS-pih-dus) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 30, 2011, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This relative of wheat is attractive to pets who often chew on it to aid their digestion. Originally an Azian pasture grass it was introduced to the U.S. many years ago for the same purpose. It may be planted indoors for pets or outdoors in full sun and in well drained soil.

I have not grown this grass, but it is available from Bonnie Plants.