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Full to part sun, medium to dry moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils including heavy clay, moderately acid to moderately alkaline pH. 1-2 feet height, blooms mid to late summer, purplish red flowers, self-seeds slowly under optimum conditions.
Germination Code: A
Native Region: Central Basin and Valley and Ridge provinces
Easy to grow, warm season grass. Tough, drought-tolerant and low maintenance. Noted for its distinctive arrangement of oat-like seed spikes which hang from only one side of its flowering stems. Attractive grass for the home landscape. Makes a showy groundcover and can be used for meadow and mass plantings. Good fall color. Attracts birds.