Tufted grass with hair-like foliage and dark flower clusters. When I first grew it, I didn't know if it would prove to be hardy in our zone 6 garden. Even as an annual, it makes a good mop of hairy grass in a single season - but so far it's been perennial for us. Some years it's slower to return after being beaten back by winter, but our original plant is still there.
||2-4' in bloom
||ordinary garden soil
|| Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
|We leave ours stand through winter, so we can be treated to sights like this one... |
|...which, by winter's end, devolve to this. Still curvaceous though, in all its deadness |
In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: side garden, sale plot
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|anthony (california)||Mar 07, 2006||how wide do these grasses get?
Mine arch to cover an area of about 2-3 ft in diameter. I don't know if mature specimens get much larger than that.
|anthony (sunta cruz,california)||Mar 20, 2006||do you cut back these grasses? |
The top growth dies down in winter, so yes, I need to cut it back before new growth starts in spring.
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