The finely textured, green leaves of this slow-growing, clump-forming perennial turn golden yellow in autumn. It bears cloudy panicles of fragrant, pale-pink to tawny flowers 5 to 10 inches long in late summer, reaching 3 feet tall.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative of western North America. Good dried flower. Heat and drought tolerant. The flowers smell like coriander.
CareGrow in any well-drained soil in full sun. These plants prefer dry and rocky, but are 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
- Genus : Sporobolus
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Grasses
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Maintenance : Low
- Flower Color : Pink
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest