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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


Garden Makeovers:  Moon GardenGarden Makeovers: Moon Garden
By Sharon on October 4, 2012

Did you ever think about giving your gardens a total makeover? My newest garden is probably ten years old and over the years it has had additions randomly tucked in here and there. I've been thinking about a change and I think I'll start with white. How about a Moon Garden where an old patchwork garden used to be?

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On October 17, 2014 Transplanted
One dozen, front and center in main phlox bed, N of white rugosa rose.
chelle On October 16, 2014 Transplanted
One dozen along E lower edge of log border, W window hugel bed.
piksihk On July 1, 2015 Obtained plant
has white flowers, not purple
MissMew On June 3, 2018 Transplanted
All plants came up. Moved two weakest to Back west and replaced one Back Path East and one Front Main
MissMew On May 24, 2018 Obtained plant
Replacements for two in Back Path East
MissMew On June 5, 2017 Obtained plant
Suzanne (Connon) Obtained 3 more for Front Main
MissMew On May 22, 2017 Obtained plant
Suzanne Connon
MrsBinWY On December 14, 2019 Seeds sown
41 seeds (all, changed to 40 after I damaged 1) from Ladyreneer's 2019G; soak long enough to soften & remove pulp, soak 24 hours, gave 20 seeds a 15-minute soak in 10% bleach solution. Milk jug @ room temp for 60 days & put outside afterward. Moved to the patio 2-17-20. Consider putting on a heat mat in a few weeks per this post: https://gardening.stackexchang...
Moved to heat mat in basement (only ~70 degrees) on 4-4-20.
MrsBinWY On December 24, 2018 Seeds sown
25 (all) seeds from Lalambchop1's 2018G; remove pulp; soak 48 hours in hot water w/H2O2; use milk jug @ warm room temp; no germination as of 3-10-19, so moved outside, will plan to bring back in ~3-31-19. Brought container back in on 3-31-19.
MrsBinWY On December 15, 2017 Seeds sown
remove pulp, soak 48 hours in hot water w/H2O2, potting mix in baggie on top of fridge, watch for radicals to emerge, all 10 seeds from pinkiris (seeds molded, 5-6 might be OK, though). No germination.
dnrevel On September 28, 2021 Transplanted
Planted in new light shade garden
dnrevel On April 26, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from Lowe's locally
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this seed a good candidate for Winter Sowing by dnrevel Sep 4, 2021 8:25 AM 1
What is this and do I cut it down by Fivehead333 Nov 7, 2020 10:38 PM 11
Greetings! by EyeDelight May 1, 2016 4:08 AM 24
Haves and wants by Joy Jul 23, 2015 4:24 PM 6
Curly Spider Plant lost its curls. :( by Leda Feb 4, 2014 9:29 AM 72
Some type of grass species? by Carter Jun 5, 2013 3:41 AM 5
What's blooming in 2013? by virginiarose Dec 18, 2015 8:26 PM 1,768
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133
Perennial Plant of the week : Monkey Grass by virginiarose Aug 16, 2012 4:11 PM 24
Ok- new topic: Your Top 5 shade plants by Trish Jun 21, 2016 5:41 AM 156

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