Diarrhena americana

Common name: Beak Grass

Native plant

This perennial grass has bright green leaves that lean to the side as the seed develops.  It is shade tolerant and can take nearly all soil conditions.  It has a tendency to form dense colonies under the right conditions, and as such, is best used as a ground cover in bare shade areas that need stabilizing or filling in.  In fall, this grass will turn yellow, for a short time adding to the richness of fall before fading to brown then dying back for winter.

Pricing

Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type

Grass

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Environment

Floodplain

Growth form

Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Fast
Fall color
Yellow

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