Crested Wheatgrass
Agropyron cristatum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agropyron (ag-ro-PY-ron) (Info)
Species: cristatum (kris-TAY-tum) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

Medium Blue

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 4, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this grass. Its native habitat is Russia, Siberian steppe habitats and Eurasia. Other common names include Fairway crested wheatgrass and Fairway wheatgrass. It is a pasture bunch grass that can be used as a lawn grass cool areas and requires little maintenance. It generally resembles crested wheatgrass, but has finer stems and is shorter in height.The blooms are tiny and blue-green.