- Prairie June Grass
aka Koeleria cristata or Koeleria macrantha
June grass is grown for its attractive foliage. Adding interest to
the otherwise barren landscape found under tall pines or enhancing a
spot in a rock garden, Koeleria is often the right choice for a difficult
Prairie June grass has nice foliage and fantastic flowers, which are
excellent in dried flower arrangements.
Description: cool season; clump forming
Foliage is light green; narrow blade width; 5-20 cm (2-8") in height
Flowers in June through Sept; 30-50 (12-20") tall
Ideal conditions: full sun; wide range of soil from
sand to heavy clay; well drained soil with ample water to become established.
After it is established it is very drought tolerant.
Coldest zone: 3 (find your
zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Allium sinenscens, Festuca
ovina, Sedum sexangulare
Season of interest: May to September
Drought tolerance rating: 1 (water to root depth once
a month) further info
Recommended spacing between plants: 20-30 cm (8-12")
why such a difference?
Native to: most of North America
Pronunciation: Koeleria (koh-LAIR-ee-uh) pyramidata
Compare Koeleria pyramidata to our other grasses in this handy