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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Blue joint grass is perennial and has tufted or dense culms that stand between 2 and 5 feet tall.
The grass is also known as Bluejoint or Bluejoint Reedgrass. In some areas, blue joint grass looks much like bunchgrass. In areas where the grass grows often, the plant forms a sod with a coarse consistency. Blue joint grass produces both sterile and fertile shoots, and the culms are beige or light green. There are up to 10 alternating leaves along every culm and the blades are between 4 and 12 inches long. The top and bottom of the blades are light to medium green but can also be bluish-green.
Blue joint grass prefers partial or full sun and grows best in moist or wet soil. This grass blooms in the summer, whether the season is especially cool or warm, depending on the region where you live.
Blue joint grass can adapt to several soil types, including silt, clay, and sand, or a combination of these conditions.
The grass has a varied pH tolerance and it can tolerate standing water, as long as the water doesn't persist through the entire growing season. Blue joint grass is especially hardy in the winter and it may spread quickly in some regions.
Blue joint grass grows in the northern area of Illinois but doesn't thrive well in the southern region of the state. The grass needs a wet or moist prairie to grow and also grows in fens, marshes, sedge meadows, and bogs. The grass thrives well in hardiness zones 3-9. Harvesting should only occur once a year since unfertilized blue joint grass can't handle excessive harvests or grazing. Blue joint grass makes a beautiful yard plant, especially as part of a small garden filled with ornamental grasses and small flowers to add curb appeal to a property.