Zone Map 4-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Native to North America
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  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control
  • Green Roofs
  • Lawn Alternatives
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: fast
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon containers (or larger)
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, low-medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: has no major pests, occasional aphids
  • Overwintering: do not over water
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist (on the dry side); fast growth may cause drying out, monitor water

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


  • A unique-looking native cultivar with season-long interest
  • Appealing seed heads that persist well into fall
  • Very cold hardy, and recovers quickly from snow cover
  • Height and texture complement mixed perennial beds
  • Tough, adaptable plant for full sun and dry conditions
  • Tolerates poor soil and drought
  • Fast growing
  • Deer and critter resistant

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