Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

June Grass

Koeleria macrantha
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Brown
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Koeleria macrantha by Bruce Schuette
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

16 to
24
inches

Spread:

8 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
24
inches
Spread: 8 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
24
inches
Spread: 8 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use between wildflowers in sunny prairie gardens as one of the grass components. A cool-season native grass.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Spear-shaped seed heads form in June then turn tan and remain until winter. Foliage is green, late into fall.

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