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Koeleria pyramidata

Also called Crested Hair Grass


More About Koeleria pyramidata

  • AKA: Koeleria cristata, Koeleria macrantha
  • Forms a dense mound of green to gray-green, narrow leaves
  • Foliage colour may vary slightly according to growing conditions
  • Slender, green flower spikes rise well above the foliage, maturing to a straw colour
  • This grass is semi-evergreen in milder climates
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and most of North America.

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
 

 

Zone:

3

Height:

15-60 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Green
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Prairie June Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

This grass will easily grow in a moist to dry, well- drained soil, in full sun. It will not tolerate wet sites or a heavy clay soil. Foliage should be cut back close to ground level in early spring. This is a short-lived grass, lasting a few years, however, K. pyramidata will freely self-sow, so give it room to grow. 


Koeleria pyramidata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing
Border/edging