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Koeleria macrantha - Prairie Junegrass
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Grass, Koeleria macrantha

Grass, Prairie June

Koeleria macrantha, or Prairie Junegrass, is a cool season, clump-forming, tufted, perennial bunch grass that is native in Missouri, typically found in dry prairies and open woods in the southwestern and central parts of the state. It typically grows in a compact, erect clump with narrow tapered inflorescences appearing in late spring atop flower spikes rising well above the basal foliage. Inflorescences open light green but change to silver-green as the seed heads mature.

Additional:

Missouri Native! A very nice smaller grass with personality!

 

Grass, Prairie June Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Thrives in rocky or gritty soils, and tolerates drought. Avoid wet and/or heavy soils or shade.

 

Height:

12-24 Inches

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Spread:

8-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Grass, Koeleria macrantha

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Growth Habit
Clump Type
Height
12-16 Inches
16-24 Inches
Attributes
Container
Drought Tolerant
Rock Garden
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
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