Zone Map 3-9

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Bioretention/Rain Gardens
  • Bioswales/Vegetated swales
  • Erosion control


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grows well in a variety of sizes, gallons and up
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: spidermites, rust, leafspot, aphids
  • Overwintering: no special needs, do not overwater
  • If cutting back this plant, do so early in the growing season to allow time for new growth to mature.
  • This grass can flop if over fertilized

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


  • Beautiful blue-green foliage, airy seed heads
  • Extremely tolerant of drought and heat, and somewhat salt tolerant
  • Use as accent, background, in masses
  • Requires minimal care in the landscape (cut back in spring)
  • A practical and beautiful solution for soil stabilization and erosion control
  • Although native to sandy soil, can handle a wide range of soils, including clay

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