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Tripsacum dactyloides

gama grass

Without a doubt, this is one of the most unique graminoides out there. The stigmas, which emerge in the summer, are a vibrant magenta. In moist soils and good sun, this species can spread quite vigorously, and should be sited accordingly.

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Height: 3-7 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Hardiness Zone: 5-10


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Fall Foliage
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


gama grass - Tripsacum dactyloides from Native Plant Trust
gama grass - Tripsacum dactyloides from Native Plant Trust