once established, exceptionally drought tolerant.
Does not like mositure-retentive soils.
dormant foliage back in late winter before
new growth begins to emerge.
very upright blades on strong, vigorous clumps
make Maiden Grass one of the very best landscaping
grasses. It is also very decorative in the winter,
the plumes being persistent and the plants fading
to a soft tan. The plumes are good for dried bouquets.
plant Maiden Grass wherever the sun shines in
areas that have well-drained soil. A great vertical
accent for hot and dry spots in the landscape.
Doesn't require the space that Pampas
Grass does, and we think it's just as pretty,
if not prettier. We often combine it in beds with
other drought tolerant shrubs and trees.
Grass also comes in a dwarf form that grows to
about half the height and width: 3-4' H x 2-3'