Zone Map 4-7

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Spring


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon (any size will work well)
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Possible pests: aphids, leaf spot, spidermites, tar spot; very susceptible to rust—treat at the first sign
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater; can overwinter outside if protected
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer

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


  • Adaptable and great-looking ornamental grass
  • Long-lasting plumes add elegance to the landscape
  • Use as a specimen or plant in masses to create a sea of motion
  • Combine with colorful, blooming perennials
  • A cool season grower, it is one of the first ornamental grasses to bloom in spring
  • Requires very little maintenance (cut back in spring before new growth appears)
  • Hardy to Zone 4

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