Andropogon eucomus

Water Needs

low, moderate, high, water wise

Andropogon eucomus
Grass
Snowflake Grass

30 – 60 cm

Size

Light Conditions

sun

Frost

light; moderate; hardy

Flowers

white seed heads; November, December, January, February, March, April, May; spring; summer; autumn

sun; damp sun; grassland; slope bank; wildlife birds insects butterfly host

Garden Situation

Habitat

grassland; pond wetland; coastal kzn; coastal eastern cape; western cape; hot dry; bushveld

Region

Highveld; bushveld savanna; subtropical east coast, thicket; fynbos; succulent karoo

Rain Season

summer; winter

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Description

A lovely slender and upright grass with silky white seed heads from November to May. Spring leaves are bright green becoming reddish-blond at flowering time. For those looking for a more ornamental grass, this easy-care species is a good choice. Use it on banks to stabilize the soils. Cut back at the end of winter. Plant in full sun.

Andropogon eucomus
Andropogon eucomus