Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:16
yes I grow Elymus Magellanicus
ok, as I keep saying, it's mild here but for me it's evergreen.
the name has changed but it's still generally identified by this name
i grow it next to heuchera plum pudding, near Berbersis atro nana, etc. but lovely on its own in its own right. For me it responds to good soil and occasional extra watering in summer. I divide Magellanicus every couple of years
as you say its "beefier" than Festuca etc but bluer and better than helictotrichon too...by far the most blue of any grass.
there is supposedly a giant form available but I politely argue with a local,nursery woman who sells it thus. Hers is no bigger than mine......good soil and conditions will make for a bigger plant
I,would post a picture but ...although it looks good right now.....it will look far, far better in a few weeks so post picture then
hope this helps Philippa