Plant type

Evergreen grass

Height & spread

20-200cm x 1.2-1.5m

Wildlife benefit

Butterfly caterpillar and moth caterpillar food plant

  • An attractive native grass found in damp grassland.
  • Can be grown just as an ornamental grass in the border, as well as in a meadow.
  • Airy flowers heads from June-August.
  • Small Dotted Buff Moth and Crambus lathoniellus Micromoth caterpillar food plant.
  • Grayling Ringlet and Wall butterfly caterpillar food plant.