Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Bottlebrush Grass

Bottlebrush Grass

Elymus hystrix (Hystrix patula)

Full sun to light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers fertile soil but tolerates a wide range of soils including clay.  2-3 feet height, blooms in mid-summer, green flowers, will readily self-seed under optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code:  A

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Cool season.  Attractive, durable grass that is easy to grow.  Occurs naturally in lightly shaded woodlands.  Named for its bristly seedheads that resemble a bottle brush.  Tolerates dry shade.  Attracts birds and butterflies.

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