This Southeast U.S. native grass is becoming increasingly popular among gardeners and it's easy to see why. Easy to grow and virtually pest-free, this grass is stunningly beautiful with its rich green foliage erupting from fountain-like clumps that will grow to 5 ft (1.5 m) in height and 4 ft (1.2 m) wide. The leaves are erect up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in length and about 1 in (2.5 cm) wide. Distinctive flowers appear in late spring (in the Deep South) to mid-summer and rise above the leaves on slender stems. Gamma grass is evergreen in sub-tropical areas. When exposed to frosts the leaves assume shades of red and bronze. Severe cold will clobber the leaves and cut the plant to the ground.
Culture Prefers fertile soils but is tolerant of many types as long as it is moist. Light Full sun to partial shade. Moisture Likes moisture. Can grow in wet areas like bogs and marshes. Hardiness USDA Zones 5 - 10. This plant is evergreen in frostfree areas. Freezes to the ground but returns in spring. Propagation Divide clumps in springtime.
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