Zone Map 4-10

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Native to North America
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  • 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 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.


  • Superb red foliage pops in the landscape
  • Eye-catching and impressive in massed plantings
  • Profuse, fine-textured panicles create visual interest especially in the fall garden among bold-textured perennials
  • Wonderful solution for dry areas in full sun
  • A consistent performer that has stood the test of time

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