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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 12 feet, possibly taller
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: 3 feet long, deep green with white mid vein, turning purplish hues in autumn, gradually turning tan by winter.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Whitish to pinkish-tan.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Tall grass by ajzcidelg Sep 12, 2019 1:23 PM 9
grass-like weed by elforestero Jul 6, 2019 10:36 PM 3

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