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American Beach Grass - Ammophila breviligulata

American Beach Grass - Ammophila breviligulata

**This item is out of stock until fall. Beach grass is harvested and sold in the spring and fall while dormant. I will be placing an order for bare-root bundles of 25 stems. They should arrive here in October. Pre-order if you would like to reserve some.


Ammophila breviligulata, or American Beach Grass, is a perennial grass native to Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. This is the primary plant for controlling erosion and creating habitat on dunes in the Great Lakes area. It grows to 3 feet tall, and tolerates sand, intense sun, wind, and hot, dry conditions. It spreads by rhizome; the rhizomes knit the dunes together and provide erosion control.


Pairs well with Red Osier Dogwood, Evening Primrose, Common Milkweed, Boneset, and Sticky Goldenrod in the inter-dune areas or sheltered slopes.


Note: we source this plant from a downstate nursery who reports that, although they do not use neonicotinoids, they do treat their stock with pesticides. 


A gallon pot contains 3 to 5 plants. A plug flat contains 38 plants. A bundle contains 25 bare-root plants and is sold and planted dormant.

Recommended spacing is 18”. Plant more densely if quick cover is needed. 

    PriceFrom $15.00
    Excluding Sales Tax |
    Expected to arrive and be available for pickup in October, but exact date is weather-dependent.
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