Zone Map 3-8

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Lawn Alternatives


  • Growth rate: slow
  • Can be grown in 1 or 2 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Watering: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: slow-release fertilizer, low rate
  • Possible pests: aphids, Bactra venosana caterpillar, Anthracnose
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater
  • Requires 30-50% shade

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


  • Native plant
  • Lawn substitute (will not tolerate foot traffic)
  • Beautiful addition to woodland settings
  • Clumping habit and willowy texture contrasts with broad-leaved shade plants
  • Threatened and endangered status in some areas make it an attractive addition for conservation-minded gardeners and plant collectors

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