This very attractive semi-evergreen clumping grass forms dense tufts of dark green hair-like leaves which are adorned by clouds of delicate airy panicles from May through June, seed heads persist & remain quite attractive through summer, a cool season grass that grows most attractively north of the Mason-Dixon line or at higher elevations in the south, good rain garden plant, host plant to Umber Skipper (Poanes melane) caterpillars.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b
Native Range: AK & across Canada, south to w. NC, w. SD & NM – primarily missing from the central plain states. Rare in CT, IN, KY, MD & MA
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