- Latin Name-Calamagrostis Canadensis Hardy Zone- 5-8 Mature Height-2-5ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Blue Joint Grass - Calamagrostis Canadensis
Blue Joint Grass is a fast growing grass that prefers the cool season. It blooms from June until August and does best in a wet sandy soil. It can grow anywhere between 3 and 6 feet in height and prefers full sunshine or at the very least partial sunshine. It has a purple seed that looks like a little spike. This grass has been known to stabilize stream banks and help growth in eroded wet areas. It needs between two and three feet between each plant to thrive and grow to its full maturity. It is a very hardy plant and it can even survive extreme winters up to -40F.
Blue Joint Grass is a hay of grass plant classified under kingdom Plantae. Calamagrostis Canadensis commonly known as the blue joint grass was appointed after a scientist James Melville Macoun. Bluejoint rhizomes are also used for spreading, doing so at a slow rate of about 5-15 cm per year, holding soil beneath it to from sod. Its seeds remain to germinate in the ground for up to seven years. However, due to its unusual appearance of the flowers and leaves, it can be used to add taste to one's garden scenery. The grass grows well in a variety of soil including; clay, silt, loam, and sand with a ph value of 3.5 to 8. Blue joint grass has a preference of partial sun, moist to wet and cool to warm summer temperatures. Bluejoint Grass grows in hardy zones of the northern US states with two-thirds of Illinois. Also commonly found along the Pacific coast and near lakes reports claim that most places that had this grass in abundance have been invaded resulting in a reduction in their spread. Bluejoint Grass has an important role it plays in nature. They can be used for food by livestock and wild grazing animals. Furthermore, due to the sad they form, it provides soil strength in wet areas. However, it can be used to reestablish plants on sites with a recent oil spill.