Reddish brown spikes from May to June rise above the long graceful leaves, good clumping foliage plant spreading by rhizomes and seeds, can form dense tussucks up to 4 feet wide, excellent wildlife food value (various birds eat the seeds), host plant for several butterflies including the Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice), Mulberry Wing (Poanes-massasoit), somewhat salt tolerant, evergreen, good Rain Garden plant.
1-3 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Native Range: Labrador west to c. ON and ND, south to c. TX across to se SC
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks
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