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Spartina pectinata
Spartina pectinata

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Zones 1-9, 14-24, 28-45
Full Sun
Ample WaterRegular Water
Ample, Moderate

Spartina pectinata

Prairie Cord Grass
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants

Native to wet soils and bogs—even brackish bogs—in the northern U.S. Forms a foliage clump to 5 ft. tall, spreading by rhizomes to 3 ft. wide. Arching, nodding bright green leaves (‘Aureomarginata’ bears yellow-bordered foliage). Plant can reach 7 ft. tall in bloom; the narrow, 8–10-in., one-sided brown flower spikes are handsome in fresh or dried arrangements.

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