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 gardens
Height: 16 to 24 inches
Space: 18 to 24 inches
Sun: light to full shade
Moisture: Average to moist
Seed: Typically is very dormant and requires a long stratification period. Sow by mid-January for best results.
- 3,300 seeds per ounce
- 1 oz. per 100 to 200 square feet