Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Blue Joint Grass, Bluejoint

Blue Joint Grass, Bluejoint

Calamagrostis canadensis

Sun to light shade, wet to medium moisture level, tolerates most soils except rocky, very strongly acid to slightly alkaline pH.  3-5 feet height, blooms in summer, purple flowers, spreads aggressively by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  A, D

Native Region:  Only occurs in Carter and Unicoi counties

Cool season grass that occurs in wetlands in Tennessee.  This grass species frequently occurs in association with sedges and is a valuable species for wetlands restoration.  Stands up well in winter.

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