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J'adore This Plant

Helictotrichon sempervirens was always my favorite grass until I met Leymus arenarius…I’m fickle like that

I bought a Leymus arenarius (Blue Dune Grass) last year thinking it was a Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass); I swear they look the same in the pot. The next visit I made to my local connection, I mean nursery, my dealer asked how I was enjoying my li’l blue grass. I said it was just kind of languishing. She said hers was so rowdy it was about to bust up some pavement. I drove home as fast as I could and moved that puppy to a sunnier spot.

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Now it’s running amok and I love it. It’s way more aggressive than Helictotrichon. But I can just dig it up, piss it off and stick it someplace else in less time than it takes for someone to whine about it being aggressive, so there!

Has mistaken identity ever led you in a better direction than you intended? Let me know in the forum!