American beakgrain is an attractive, easy-to-grow grass. Because it spreads through rhizomes, it can colonize and be used as a tallish ground cover in forest settings or shady areas. It could also be used for erosion control on slopes and tolerates flooding. The long, arching leaves are attractive in winter when they are a bright tan color.
Uses: shade, ground cover, erosion, ornamental grass, (shaded) rain gardensHeight: 16 to 24 inchesSpace: 18 to 24 inchesSun: light to full shadeMoisture: Average to moist
Seed: Typically is very dormant and requires a long stratification period. Sow by mid-January for best results.