Ammophila breviligulata (American Beach Grass)

Tall green foliage and long brown seedheads cultivates on sand dunes and along the shores of the Great Lakes, growing as the sand rises on the dunes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 1 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low Moisture
Native to Native

Violet blue, moderate growth rate, blooms in spring, partial to full shade, broadleaf evergreen, 0.5 ft tall x 1 ft wide, groundcover.

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Planate leaves emerge blue-green in the spring and turn green with touches of red as the warmer weather comes, then take on burgundy-lavender tones in the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
4-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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