This plant grows well in the following regions:
- SMSierra and Coastal Mountains
- CVCentral Valley
- NCNorth and Central Coast
- SCSouth Coast
Forms a small clump about 2 ft tall and wide. Fine-textured foliage ranging in color from green to blue. In fall, three long awns attached to each seed glow in the sunlight. Can be scattered among native shrubs and perennials or planted in massess. Fast growing. Thrives in sunny, dry locations with minimal irrigation. Does reseed prolifically and seeds tend to stick to socks, so keep away from foot traffic areas.
A widespread grass that can be found across the western 2/3 of the US and parts of northern Mexico. Avoid cutting back if possible. Remove old seed heads by gently pulling.
- Full sun
- Low water
- Very low water