Clump-forming warm season grass. Fine textured, deep green leaves curve gracefully outward forming large, round tufts. Delicate seed heads appear above the tuft in midsummer. Fall color is tan-bronze. Beautiful when massed!
Prefers dry, rocky conditions, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils, even heavy clays. Slow-growing.
Height: 2-3 ft.
Spread: 2-3 ft.
Sun: full sun (to part shade once established)
Bloom time: August to October
Bloom: pink/brown with delicate fragrance: coriander? buttered popcorn?
Water: dry to medium
Extensive root system makes this a good grass for erosion control. Native grasses provide cover and food for songbirds, nesting material/structure for native bees, and are larval host plants.
photo credit: David J. Stang