Soil: Hydric (Moist) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1.5-2.5 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial, sod-forming grass
Suggested Uses: Western Wheatgrass grows well in moist, poorly drained alkaline soil. It can thrive in clay, loam and sand. It is a sod-forming grass and can be too aggressive for small gardens. It is a great species for soil stabilization in restoration projects. It is a low maintenance ground cover. Relatively drought tolerant.
Native Range: Predominantly native to the western half of the U.S. Native to Minnesota.
Wildlife Value: Palatable to livestock and wildlife.
More information: USDA plant profile