A very showy and attractive ornamental grass that grows to 20" inches high. It carries silky, greyish panicles in early and mid summer, which develop a reddish or purple tinge at the tips. Fantastic in massed groups, or around taller, more stately plants. Squirrel Tail Grasses are the ultimate architectural plant, adding see-through, airy effects. They tolerate a range of conditions, from gravel gardens to solid lumpy clay.
The grass can be dried and make interesting focal or secondary flowers in dried arrangements. Full Sun to partial shade, well draining soil. Zones 4-10. Seeds may contain a little chaff.
Other names: Squirrel-Tail, Foxtail Barley, Bobtail Barley, ornamental grass