This group of clump forming grasses has a medium to thin blade that tends to arch to the ground appearing to be fountain like at the top. Foliage coloration ranges from green, to silver blue to white and yellow variegation. Spectacular feather flower plumes appear in late summer.
This is a clump forming warm season grass.
Ther are over 60 cultivars to choose from. Some include:
'Adagio' 2-3' good dwarf form, fine silver gray foliage
'Dixieland' 3-4'broad green leaves with white stripes and burgundy plumes
'Puenktchen' 4-5' wide green leaves with horizontal yellow bands.
'Morning Light' 5-6' Fine textured leaves with silver variegations.
'Strictus' 5-6' Green foliage with horizontal yellow bands, good for wet sites.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant: