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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 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- to 10-in., one-sided brown flower spikes are handsome in fresh or dried arrangements.

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