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Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass
Full sun, wet to medium moisture level, tolerates a wide range of soils including clay, strongly acid to slightly acid pH. 2-4 feet height, blooms late summer into fall, silvery pink to white flowers, freely self-seeds.
Germination Code: A
Native Region: Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley provinces
Warm season, clump-forming grass that is easy to grow. Grown for its attractive foliage and feathery flower/seed panicles. Usually occurs in wet soils on edges of marshes or in low wet spots. Ideal for wetland gardens. Perhaps best for large-scale gardens because it seeds heavily and may fall over once it reaches full height. Attracts birds and butterflies; larval host for skippers and satyrs.