Zone Map 4-9

Growth Cycle

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


  • Native to North America
  • Notable Fall Color
  • 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 media
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, leaf spot, spidermites, spittlebugs, thrips
  • 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.


  • Deep, rich, red and burgundy tones that emerge early in the season
  • A tough, vigorous plant that can handle a wide variety of growing conditions
  • Upright habit and airy panicles complement perennial plantings and mixed borders
  • Unpalatable to deer

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