Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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  • Product Info

    Silver Plume Grass (Erianthus alopecuroides)
    Grass Family
    Blooms: Rosy-silver, 4-6 weeks, Sep-Oct
    Leaves: Large linear leaves are on the lower half of plant
    Height: 4-8
    Space: 2-3'
    Soil: Average-dry-moist, lean soil
    Exposure:  Full sun-Part sun
    Fauna: Butterfly & Skipper host plant, seeds for birds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 5-9
    Seeds:  12”+ silvery seed heads are spear like, highly attractive, great seed source for birds
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Piedmont, uncommon in the Sandhills, rare in the Mountains
    Provenance: NC, seed grown