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Eragrostis curvula

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eragrostis (er-uh-GROS-tis) (Info)
Species: curvula (kur-vew-la) (Info)

Synonym:Poa curvula

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral ineedacupoftea On Oct 1, 2009, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

An gorgeous plant with unmatched gracen my opinion, but reportedly weedy.

Neutral plutodrive On Jun 12, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Synonyms- Eragrostis chloromelas
Eragrostis curvula var. conferta
Eragrostis curvula var. curvula
Eragrostis robusta Stent


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Villa Rica, Georgia
Ewing, Kentucky
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Calabash, North Carolina
Dallas, Texas

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