Koeleria macrantha

June grass


Plant Type: Grass
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 2'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Description

This hardy grass is found in many plant communities throughout California and North America. It grows as an upright bunch of apple green blades to about a foot in height. In the spring the flowers rise above the foliage in wheat-like clusters. Like any native grass, junegrass will go dormant at the end of the summer. June grass is adaptable to many soil types and sun exposures. Very little water is required once the grass is established. June grass is a host plant for the columbian skipper, Hesperia columbia. This is an ideal addition to a meadow planting.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: No
Attractive to Butterflies: No
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen