Attractive loose 7 inch nodding brown seed heads/ appear July through September and become wooly with age, dense tussocks of linear curving basal leaves, short branching rhizomes, a plant of marshes and wet meadows, well suited to naturalizing & erosion control, waterfowl love the seeds, provides nesting cover, food plant for Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion) caterpillar.
4-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Native Range: ME to FL, west to TX, SD & MN, with a northwest distribution of WA, OR, ID & MT
Germination - Moderately Difficult: Cold Stratify 8 weeks in wet soil, keep wet for germination
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