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|Size:||4-7 (10) ft tall by 3-5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Sunny garden where a large, clumping grass is an asset. Noted for silvery-blue foliage that turns bronze in fall.|
|Considerations:||If used in a garden, too much water, shade, or fertilizer can cause it to get top-heavy and fall over.|
|Propagation:||Division of clumps, seed.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Tolerant of inundation with brackish water|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Provides cover and seed for many species of songbirds.
Larval host for the Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan) and the dusted skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna).
|Native Habitats:||Flatwoods, prairies.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||The grass is favored by livestock and so has become much rarer than when there was only seasonal bison grazing.|