Pascopyrum smithii
Plants of the Southwest

Pascopyrum smithii

Western Wheatgrass

Western Wheatgrass is a handsome 2 ft. sod-forming grass, easily recognized by its distinctive blue color, is used for reclamation, erosion control meadows, and alternative lawns if mowed. Very drought tolerant, spreads with little moisture, but enjoys extra water. Sow in cool weather, water to establish. Seeding rate: 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Reclamation: 15 lbs. per acre. Zones 2-6.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 23456


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