Zone Map 3-9

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
  • Erosion control
  • Green Roofs


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Can be grown in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Watering: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: slow-release fertilizer, low-medium rate
  • Grows rapidly; will probably require cutting back (responds well to being cut back)
  • Possible pests: no major pests
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly, do not overwater

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


  • Hardy to zone 3
  • Attractive clumping shape
  • Attractive silver-green seedheads
  • Drought-tolerant lawn alternative or tall ground cover(no foot traffic)
  • Use on banks, slopes, and add to native meadows
  • Avoid wet or heavy soil such as clay
  • Good for rock gardens and areas with good drainage
  • May not perform as well in southern climates

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