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
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1-3 gallon containers
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids (fairly pest free)
  • Overwintering: cold frame with clear poly; keep dry
  • Respond well to trimming

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


  • Drought tolerant, native cultivar
  • Arching, upright habit makes it a good focal point for perennial beds
  • Natural choice for a White Garden
  • Blue-green foliage and creamy white plumes complement many color schemes
  • A dramatic anchor plant for large container plantings
  • Outstanding for large sweeps on golf courses, commercial settings, and on highways
  • Blooms slightly later in the fall than the species; combining both plants creates a beautiful sequence of fall blooms

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