Blue Joint Grass - 25 Plants $79.99

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Blue Joint Grass - 25 Plants $79.99 Description

Blue Joint Grass 

Blue joint grass, also called Calamagrostis Canadensis (the genus word Calamagrostis comes from the word "Reed grass" while the Canadensis comes from Latin Canada), is a cool-season species of grass that belongs to the Poaceae Family. Having perennial duration, it blooms in late spring and fall early summer, giving a fantastic purplish at first, which becomes tan later in the season.

It spreads quickly by shallow rhizomes and self-seeding in moist to wet soils. The grass has many unique benefits, including stabilizing stream banks and managing eroded wet areas with dense fibrous roots. It is always a site to see in every environment.

Its growth is widespread across North America; historically, the grass was essential for beacons. It is now a great source of forage for small birds and other wildlife and a source of food for insects, including plant plugs, aphids, and leafhoppers. A great grass stands tall in winter, growing up to 2'5 at maturity. The grass can grow in all soil types (loamy, clay, and sandy) and has excellent pH tolerance. 

Blue Joint Grass requires full sun to partial shade in an acidic and moist to wet environment

In suitable areas, the grass grows aggressively, giving a fantastic coloration that will keep your mouth agape with beauty. The plant to grow successfully requires full sun to partial shade in an acidic and moist to wet environment. It amazingly doesn't give any pest or disease issues, being one of the plants to reestablish on the sites of recent oil spills.

The flowering period of the grass is between June, July, and August. The branches are up to 3 inches long and compound, the secondary branchlets are attached to a loose spreading, and the flower clusters, which are 2-6 mm long, light green, lance-elliptic in Outline, are arranged in the top half of the branch with one floret. 

The leaves of the grass are basal, 2-10 mm wide, and 6-20 inches. It is rough and hairless on the surface and edges, flat, with a few scattered hairs, blue to green. The sheath is also rough and hairless; the ligules which join the membrane with the sheath are ragged along the tip edge and 3-10 mm long, and the nodes are smooth-textured.  

The stems are hairless, erect, and leafy. Many originated from the base and branched slightly above the base. The maturity of spikelets leads to a more pronounced erection of the panicle, which forms a plume that nods aside. 

Many gardeners find the blue joint grass soothing and good-looking to the eye, having wide varieties. It is quick to establish, usually known for its spikelet that takes on a purple hue and green flower coloration. It is usually an important wetlands restoration species that can survive temperatures from -40 to 105 degrees F, known to form large colonies under suitable conditions.

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Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Love it

    Posted by UNC on May 09, 2016

    Flowing in the wind, growing wild, it looks amazing!

  • 5

    Posted by Sarah Clarice on Dec 23, 2020

    I received my grass packed well shipped fast very healthy

  • 5
    Blue Joint Grass

    Posted by Sara Jennings on Aug 22, 2019

    THis stuff is awesome.

  • 5
    Blue Joint Grass

    Posted by Cindy Hawk on Aug 22, 2019

    excellent product


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