Zone Map 6-10

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Notable Fall Color
  • Outstanding in Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, rust
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater
  • Can be cut back if plants get too tall or floppy; if cutting back, do so by early August so flowering is not interrupted

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


  • Native grass that is heat– and drought-tolerant; requires little maintenance
  • When in bloom, sweeps of this plant stop people in their tracks
  • Well suited for use in tough places such as traffic islands, parking lots and highways
  • Attractive mounding habit great addition to perennial borders and mixed plantings
  • Vibrant deep pink blooms in fall

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