Achnatherum coronatum

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Botanical Name: Achnatherum coronatum
Common Name: Giant Needlegrass

This cool season bunchgrass is excellent companion with Deergrass. Tolerates some foot-traffic. Recommended planting as specimens or in open areas between large shrubs or trees.

Plant Family: Poaceae

Plant Type: Grass (cool season)

Height by Width: 1-4' H x 4' W

Growth Habit: Upright, tall, dense

Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: Full to part sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requiremenets: Drought-tolerant to moderate

Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F

Flower Season: Spring

Flower Color: Seedhead

Endangered? Not listed

Distribution: South Coast Range, Southwest, Baja

Natural Habitat: Gravelly, rocky slopes, chaparral below 5000'

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: TRUE
Butterflies: FALSE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: FALSE
Container: FALSE

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