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Slender Wheatgrass Seeds

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Slender wheatgrass is a native cool-season perennial bunchgrass with a variety of uses. Short-lived and quick-growing, slender wheatgrass provides cover and erosion protection for prairie restoration and meadow establishment. Also used as winter cover for summer crops to provide biomass. Tolerates wet soils and salinity. (Elymus trachycaulus)
key features
Botanical Name
Elymus trachycaulus
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Native, Groundcover, Naturalizes, Erosion Control


24-36” tall and wide. Slender wheatgrass provides quick, non-aggressive native plant cover to protect soils during winter months or during establishment of native grasses and wildflowers. An important grassland conservation tool, slender wheatgrass emerges and grows rapidly in fall, providing erosion control while warm-season plants establish. Generally short-lived, surviving two to three seasons, slender wheatgrass dies out as long-lived grasses and perennials take over. Upright stems and robust seed heads are highly architectural. Incorporate into native seed mixes for fall planting. As a cover crop, slender wheatgrass is fall-planted and spring-killed. Mix with sweet clover as a forage or green manure. Grows well in full sun or partial shade.