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Tall wheatgrass

The Tall wheatgrass (Thinopyrum ponticum 'Alkar')

is a fully hardy perennial deciduous grass with yellow flowers in mid Summer. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 90 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.


Thinopyrum ponticum 'Alkar' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6.6 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5) to 10 (extremely alkaline ranges from 9.1 to 14). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 1.5m / 4.9ft.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).


Resistant to fire.

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Summer.


Propagation techniques include seed.

-36°C / -32.8F 6.6 to 10 1.5m / 4.9ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Thinopyrum
Common names
Tall wheatgrass (United States)
References [edit] ?

Plant added by plantdatabase

Thinopyrum ponticum 'Alkar' http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Thinopyrum_ponticum_Alkar
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