• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Native Grass
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ski-za-KRY-ee-um sko-PAIR-ee-um
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleRustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Sedum (Sedum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in a wide range of soils and environmental conditions including clay, high heat, and humidity. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Cut to the ground in late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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