Zone Map 4-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Early Summer


  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control
  • Green Roofs
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist (on the dry side)
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, slow-medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: no major pests
  • Overwintering: do not over water

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Attractive native grass
  • Extremely drought tolerant
  • Tolerant of sandy and clay soils
  • Dramatic hanging flowers last all summer when enough moisture is present
  • Blooms and stems can be used in cut flower arrangements
  • A workhorse of a plant that is also ornamental
  • Use in naturalized areas and meadows
  • Plant in perennial beds behind lower-growing grasses or flowers

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