Clump-forming cool season grass (greens up early and grows mostly in spring and early summer). Green blades with terminal flower heads resembling a bottlebrush. Stunning when backlit by the sun. Unusual shade tolerance for a grass – often seen naturally growing along a woodland path.
Native grasses provide cover and food for songbirds, nesting material/structure for native bees, and are larval host plants.
Height: 2.5-3 ft.
Spread: 1-1.5 ft.
Sun: full sun to part shade
Bloom time: September to October
Bloom: pale green racemes mature to tan/brown
Water: dry to medium
photo credit: Kathleen Moore