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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 18 to 30 inches (45 to 76 cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 30 inches (46 to 76 cm)
Leaves: Other: US native warm-season grass: grows when air/soil temperatures are warm; unique inflorescence.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates foot traffic
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Does not need stratification. Seed will germinate when sown in a warm location.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star; Plant Select Winner 2011.

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By SongofJoy on April 22, 2014

I seem to have a love-hate relationship with the variegated vinca vine. I know its invasive tendencies, but I still admire it for its hardiness, its striking blue-purple flowers, and its lovely variegated foliage.

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 12, 2016 6:18 PM

Very slender leaves that are often blue-green. Stays in a dense clump. The flowers and seed heads are like eyebrows or combs, on stems that rise high above the leaves. It's one of my favorites.

A warm-season grass. It grows in summer while temperatures are warm, and the leaves turn straw yellow through the winter. It has very low water needs once established, because it uses the C4 carbon fixation pathway, which is very efficient in hot and dry conditions.

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Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Sep 19, 2020 5:51 PM

The Hopi name for this plant is "Harü'si".

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 9:59 PM

Colorado's official state grass.

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