“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Upright clumps, 36-72″ tall, of slender, blue-green leaves turn golden yellow in fall. Stiff, vertical flowering stems, topped with 12″ long, narrow, light brown flower panicles with yellow stamens, rise well above the foliage in late summer.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils including heavy clay. Tends to open up and flop in moist, rich soils. May naturalize by self-seeding.
Mass or blend into prairies, meadows, wild or naturalized areas. Vertical accent for borders. Also effective on slopes for erosion control. Numerous songbirds and small mammals eat the seeds and plants provide excellent nesting and security cover.
36 to 72 inches
24 to 30 inches
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Fresh Cut Flower