Zone Map 4-10

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Summer


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


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3-gallon or larger
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, leaf spot, spidermites, spittlebugs
  • Overwintering: no special needs; do not overwater
  • This grass can flop if overfertilized or overwatered

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


  • Heavy bloomer with showy, purple seeds heads
  • Upright habit and manageable size for tight spaces
  • Drought tolerance and adaptability make it a beautiful addition to functional spaces like parking lots and rain gardens.
  • Outstanding in large sweeps for color and movement
  • Selected by master designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf

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