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Ammophila breviligulata

American Beach Grass (Marram Grass, Short-liguled Beach Grass)

A great erosion control plant with a deep root system, both horizontally and vertically. Long, narrow, soft-textured flower spikes and narrow gray-green foliage with stiff ascending leaves accent this dominant grass.

  • »  Long, narrow, soft-textured golden-tan flower spikes
  • »  Gray-green leaf blades are narrow, with extremely sharp tips
  • »  This is a great low-maintenance grass for erosion control
  • »  Bloom Time: July to August

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  • Category:Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:60-90 cm
  • Spread:100-125 cm
  • Bloom Color: Brown
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Fast
Flowering Time
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
Habit
Clumping
Spreading
Upright
Foliage Color
Green
Landscape uses
Ground cover
Naturalizing
Rock garden
Rooftop (extensive)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Ammophila breviligulata

Native to Ontario

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer.  They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Ammophila breviligulata

Grows best in a sandy, well-drained, average to dry soil, in full sun. Plants spread by rhizomes and new shoots can appear a distance from the mother plant.