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Eyelash Grass, Caterpillar Grass

Harpochloa falx

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Harpochloa (harp-oh-KLOH-a) (Info)
Species: falx (falks) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 21, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A tussock-forming (forms a tight clump) cool-season grass with very fine, glaucous foliage. Foliage is evergreen to semi-evergreen in mild winter climates. The interesting early summer flowers on wiry stalks have been compared to toothbrushes or caterpillars or fake eyelashes.

Hardy to Z6b (some say 6a).

Comes from high-rainfall areas of South Africa.

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