- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Deer Resistant
About This Plant
Sun/part shade; deciduous with soft wispy foliage. It goes dormant in winter and during extreme drought. It survives with good drainage and definitely doesn’t require water more than once per week.
It sounds like a great watersaver plant, but despite being native to Big Bend and Jeff Davis County, feathergrass spreads very readily in the rest of the state and the forage is of extremely low quality for livestock. It is therefore considered invasive in most of Texas, and ranch managers struggle to eliminate it. Unfortunately it’s also being introduced frequently into new urban settings these days.
Needs no cutting back. Supplemental summer irrigation (not more than once per week) may prevent complete dormancy during drought.
This plant goes well with