Eastern Bottlebrush Grass
This graceful ornamental grass of rich woods & woods edges produces pale greenish-white seed heads that look like delicate bottle brushes (up to 1.5" wide & 6" long), the seed heads develop in June & persist all summer, excellent textural accent plant, pick immature seed heads for drying or use in flower arrangements, leaves are dark green & come up from a creeping base, host plant for Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly (Enodia anthedon) caterpillars.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Other names: (formerly Hystrix patula)
Native Range: sw. ME to ND, south to w. GA, TN, AR & OK. Rare in ME
Germination - Very Easy: No treatment required. Surface sow or cover seed lightly.
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