Elymus hystrix / Bottlebrush Grass
A woodland grass with distinctive and ornamental seedheads that are its namesake. Instantly recognizable, it grows in drifts along upland streambanks and edges. It looks great planted in masses, “bottlebrushes” catching afternoon light and slender stems providing contrast with nearby wildflowers.
Host plant for the Northern Pearly-Eye. Deer resistant.
Height: 3′ Blooms: June
Siting: Average to moist soil, part sun or shade
Deer Resistance: High