American Beakgrass Picture

Widely spaced green flowers on arching spikes from June to July give rise to golden brown 'beaked' seed heads, shiny dark green leaves up to 0.75" across turn yellow in fall, drought tolerant, great for erosion control, spreads by creeping rhizomes to form colonies, black walnut & pollution tolerant. Despite the unfortunate genus name (which, from the Latin, means 'twice' 'male' for the paired stamens) this is a nice creeping grass for shade that is quite at home in rich woodland soil but also adaptable to average conditions.

Dry To Moist
Part Shade To Shade
2-3' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8a
Deer Resistant

Native Range: w PA to n IL, south to e OK, n AL & GA. Rare in PA, VA, NC, GA. AL, MO, & OK

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks.

American Beakgrass 3.5 inch pot $9.75
American Beakgrass Seed Packet $4.00

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