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Eriophorum vaginatum subsp. spissum f. nana

Hare's Tail Cotton Grass

Plant Type:

GRASSES & GRASS-LIKE PLANTS

Eriophorum vaginatum subsp. spissum f. nanaEriophorum vaginatum subsp. spissum f. nana is a very long name for this fantastic dwarf form of Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass. It only grows about 6” tall with rich, dark green, satiny fescue-like foliage. The seedpods are the real eye-catcher rather like billows of cottony smoke emanating from the tops of miniature factory chimneys for a very long time during the growing season. This is a tightly clumping herbaceous grass. Site it in part shade to open, diffused light planted in fertile, moisture-retentive soil. Though the USDA hardiness is listed as far south as zone 8 we think that Hare's Tail Cotton Grass might languish in southern heat. Established pot grown plant from division.


Height:

6 In

Spread:

6-8 In
Item Description Price  
ERIOVAGI Eriophorum vaginatum f. nana (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot – 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $12.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Eriophorum vaginatum subsp. spissum f. nana

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Light

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Attributes

  • Potted Plant
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden
  • Massing
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Average

Origins

  • Western North America
  • Arctic Archipelago

Propagated By

  • Division