A clump-forming compact grass with a bushy habit to 12-16 inches tall with narrow stems bearing short broad “bamboo-like” leaves congested near the tips. The flowers, which are born down in the foliage, are single racemes of laterally compressed spikelets bearing slender fine awns. Hardy to USDA zones 9-10 so it should take some light frosts. Interesting and beautiful in containers, as an edging of a rock garden or ponds, or as a groundcover where it is recommended that it be cut to the ground occasionally to keep the planting shorter and denser. Plant in full to part sun and irrigate well. Often called dwarf bamboo, this plant is actually a true grass that is closely allied to the genus Eulalia.
Uses:Interesting and beautiful in containers, as an edging of a rock garden or ponds, or as a groundcover.
Sun or Shade