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Bottlebrush Grass

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$39.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Bottlebrush Grass, or Elymus hystrix, is a cool-weather native grass that adds texture and supports the ecosystem. The delicate-looking flowers have a central stem and petals that emerge horizontally and very much resemble a bottle brush. Enjoy the flowers from June through August. The thin, blade-shaped foliage grows along the stems and complements the wispy look of the cream-colored flowers.

Feature this ornamental grass in a woodland garden or native garden. Plant it in a shady spot or underneath a tree, where the canopy will shade it. This grass adds terrific texture to a landscape, but it also serves an important function as a larval host for the Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly. Birds feed on the seeds for added wildlife value. Grow Bottlebrush Grass in zones 5 through 9.

Bottlebrush Grass Care

Plant Bottlebrush Grass in full to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Water young plants consistently. Established plants are drought tolerant but appreciate water during a dry period. This grass can grow in poor-quality soil but benefits from an annual feeding in the spring using a slow-release plant food. 

Cut growth to ground level in the fall. Apply a layer of organic mulch to protect the roots from chilly temperatures.

Bottlebrush Grass Spacing

Bottlebrush Grass grows 30 to 36 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide. Space this clump-forming grass 12 to 18 inches apart.

Bottlebrush Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Clumping, Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Green
Flower Description: Green Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Bottlebrush Grass
Other Name(s): Eastern bottlebrush grass, Bottle-brush-grass
Scientific Name: Elymus hystrix
SKU:
1231015172-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations