These annual and perennial grasses are at home on the prairies and grasslands of western North America. They are suitable for naturalizing in meadows and wild gardens, for erosion control, and for use where heat and drought tolerance is needed. They are also excellent as accents in the garden and for use in dried flower arrangements.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThese native grasses are grown for the fine texture of their linear leaves and the billowy, cloud-like inflorescences and seeds.
CareGrow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers dry and rocky but is tolerant of a wide range of soils.
PropagationSow seed in situ in spring or fall. Divide in spring or fall.
ProblemsRoot rot, rust, seed smut, leaf spots.