Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Upright clump of pendant foliage 5 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 23
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Upright clump of pendant foliage 5 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Blue-green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleContemporary
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasA big bold grass to spot into a dull bed or border to add interest and animation. Outstanding generously integrated into wild gardens, meadow edges and prairies. Lush appearance is also suited to modern architecture in masses both irregular and geometric. Drifts and irregular clumps are ideal for rustic homesites.
Companion PlantsFor a beautiful wild garden, combine with Lavender Twist Redbud, (Cercis canadensis 'Covey'), Columnar Swedish Aspen, (Populus tremula 'Erecta'), Nannyberry Viburnum, (Viburnum lentago), and Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria, (Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This species is native to North American prairies, woods and marshes except for California and the west coast. A component of the now lost tallgrass prairie. This cold hardy variety was selected by Ken and Linda Smith of Change of Scenery Nursery in Columbus, Ohio..
Lore:
This grass is a vital component of the American prairie where a wide range of wildlife thrives within its dense thatch and feeds upon the foliage and seeds.