Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 (6) ft Width: 1-3 ft
Noted for: Fall color
Recommended Uses: Background plant in casual landscape. Fruit stalks start out silvery green and transition to and orangy brown. Retains the old stalks through the winter.
Considerations: May fall over at the end of the season. Will be neater if old stalks are removed before new growth starts in spring.
Propagation: Division, sprigging, seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic to neutral
Seeds eaten by various small birds and other wildlife.
Possible larval host plant for Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan), Georgia satyr (Neonympha areolata), neamathla skipper (Nastra neamathla), swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier) and twin-spot skipper (Oligoria maculata) butterflies.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, marshes
Distribution and Planting Zones
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: There are several different subspecies of A. glomeratus with different affinities for upland and wetland conditions. A. glomeratus var. glaucopsis is notable as it has a blue-purple coloration and is almost always found in wetlands.