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.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8a
Native Range: w PA to n IL, south to e OK, n AL & GA. Rare in PA, VA, NC, GA. AL, MO, & OK
Germination - Very Easy: No treatment required. Surface sow or cover seed lightly.
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