Panicum hemitomon

maidencane

Poaceae (Gramineae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft    Width: spreads many
Flower Color: flower color      green
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shoreline stabilizer or plant as cover in a pond. Can tolerate wide water level fluctuations. Frequently used in marsh restoration and wetland creation projects.
Considerations: Has deep, aggressive rhizomes and is difficult to control once established.
Propagation: Division
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)

Ecology

Native Habitats: Basin marsh (maidencane marsh), ponds, streams, sloughs, swamps, wet disturbed sites, sandhill. This species may become domininant in wetlands with reduced hydroperiods relative to historic conditions and in natural wetlands with highly variable hydroperiods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: