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Tall Oat Grass, False Oat Grass, Orchard Grass 'Variegatum'

Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arrhenatherum (ah-ren-AH-ther-um) (Info)
Species: elatius var. bulbosum
Cultivar: Variegatum
Synonym:Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. bulbosum
Synonym:Arrhenatherum elatius var. tuberosum

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Wabash, Indiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Bellevue, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 22, 2005, PerryPost from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

In Minneapolis Zone 4 this grass goes dormant in the heat of the summer. Use for Spring and Fall show but have something else to take over for the hot months.

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