Zone Map 6-9

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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  • Native to North America
  • Thrives in wet areas
  • Bioretention/Rain Gardens
  • Bioswales/Vegetated swales


  • Growth rate: medium
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: keep evenly moist-wet (tends to like wet soils)
  • Fertilizing: use a slow release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: no major pests
  • Overwintering: no special needs
  • Easy to grow. Responds well to being cut back; grows back quickly.

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


  • Provides fine textured foliage that looks good in masses or as a specimen
  • Foliage is evergreen in mild climates
  • Used extensively on golf courses because of its easy maintenance and decorative, simple beauty
  • Likes moist areas but is surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions and sandy soil
  • Excellent choice for lining walkways and borders
  • A tough, adaptable, drought-tolerant grass

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