Blue Joint Grass
- Latin Name-Calamagrostis Canadensis Hardy Zone- 5-8 Mature Height-2-5ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Blue Joint Grass - Calamagrostis canadensis
Blue Joint Grass is a perennial cool season grass and is one of the most popular grasses on the market. It is tall, robust, resilient and beautiful with long leaf blades. The name Blue Joint is derived from the purplish-blue nodes on the plant's stems. Seedheads are narrow and tall and may be loose or dense. It grows very quickly, especially in the first year. It thrives in moist soil. It flowers in late June or July and sees maturity in late Summer. It is beautiful purplish-blue when in bloom and becomes tan as the season progresses. Known for its preference for moisture, it is forgiving of standing water and is an asset along ponds and lakes. This plant can tolerate a temporary spring flood up to 6 inches and can withstand saturation of water up to twenty-four hours. It is known to provide soil stability in wet areas. Aside from thriving in moist soil, Blue Joint Grass also possess some degree of shade tolerance but prefers full sun light. It is able to withstand Winter weather and can survive temperatures of minus forty to one-hundred degrees fahrenheit at maturity. The plant is very popular with gardeners and landscapers who like to use it in water gardens. This is a beautiful grass for filling in large spaces and does well in a natural landscape. It is very much an independent plant and requires little care. It is great for adding beauty to walkways and borders. Butterflies and birds find it attractive and it looks beautiful as it sways in the wind. This grass has been said to look like a work off art when it is placed around a lake or pond.