Elymus magellanicus is a grass.
Elymus magellanicus was already described and the name validly published by Nicaise Auguste Desvaux. It was Ãskell LÃ¶ve, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1984.
The grasses reach heights of 40 to 70 centimetres.
Elymus magellanicus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Elymus magellanicus produces spikes of light yellow flowers from June to July.
The grasses carry ornamental caryopses.
Elymus magellanicus is native to to the mountain regions of South America.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- flower beds (rich soil)
- open areas
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: winter dampness
The ornamental value of Elymus magellanicus lies especially in the attractive winter aspect. The recommended planting distance is 35 centimetres, the grasses are best planted in groups of 5 to 10.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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