Eragrostis chloromelas

These annual and perennial grasses in about 250 species have narrow leaves and dense or open clusters of small flowers in summer and fall. Use them in a border or rock garden, as specimens, and for cut and dried flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsDrought tolerant.

CareGrow in full sun to light shade and well-drained, preferably sandy, soil in a warm location. Some will tolerate heavy clay soil. Cut back foliage in late winter or early spring.

PropagationFrom seed or by division.

ProblemsSmut, rust, leaf spots, tar spot, sterility disease.

Species and cultivars

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