Best known for the purplish-pink fluffy stalks produced in the fall, this ornamental grass is a crowd-pleaser. Plant it as a border plant or in open areas en mass to create a stunning effect when it flowers. Add a gentle breeze to the picture, and you will have to stop in your tracks to gaze at the gentle waves of pink fluff.
This Florida native is hardy in zone 7 and above. Plant it in well-drained soil about 3 feet apart from each other. Water the plant until it is established then water as needed. Like most ornamental grasses, it does best when it gets a crew cut after it flowers in the fall. Fertilize in the spring to give it an extra boost before it starts to grow. Divide the plant every couple of years to keep the area uncluttered. Use the divisions to fill in other locations of the garden or to give away.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Striking, fluffy pink plumes in the fall
Water regularly until established, then as needed
7 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
3 feet tall and about as wide
No overwintering needed
Yucca cane, white bird of paradise, podocarpus