Spodiopogon sibiricus - Graybeard Grass
A perfect combination with hostas and ferns, but when massed it is one of the most beautiful of all grasses. Showy in any season, and especially so in late summer when the wine-tinged blossoms are at their peak. Slower growing than most other grasses.
Description: warm season, clump forming
Foliage coarse, bamboo-like 60-90 cm (24-36")
Flowers July through August, 80-120 cm (32-48")
Ideal growing conditions: moist fertile soil, full sun to part shade; shade in hot dry climates
Season of interest: July to winter
Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Partner with: hostas, ferns, Astilbe, Sesleria heufleriana, Heuchera, Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina
Recommended spacing between plants: 45-100cm (18-40") why such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once every 2 weeks); further info
Pronunciation: Spodiopogon (spoh-dee-oh-POH-gon) sibiricus (seye-BEER-ih-kus)
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