One of the few ornamental grasses that grows well in shade! The basal foliage clump of this cool-season grass forms a dense tussock. Very fine-textured flower stalks. Loose, open panicle of tiny, variably-colored flowers (tones of gold, silver, purple and green) which form a cloud over the foliage, and bleach with age.
Semi-evergreen in mild winters. Prefers moist, organically rich soils. May self-seed. Please leave standing over winter to support our native wildlife.
Height: 2-3 ft.
Spread: 1-2 ft
Bloom time: July to September
Sun: part shade
photo credit: Christian Fischer