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Blue Fakahatchee

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Blue Fakahatchee Grass, Tripsacum dactyloides, is usually more upright than other forms and grows to 4 ft. in height with a wide 4 foot or more spread. The plant is a clumping perennial grass that needs partial to full sun with moist to wet soil conditions. Deer eat the segmented seeds of this plant as do songbirds. It has many wildlife benefits including being a host plant for various Satyr and Skipper butterflies. The leaf blades are wide with a bluish coloring and the dangling maroon flowers on spikes held just above the foliage are an understated charm in late spring and early summer. This grass in particular, adds a softness, with soothing movement from even slight breezes that breaks up the stiff lines of other plants in the landscape. Blue Fakahatchee Grass is a strikingly beautiful ornamental native grass for moist to wet areas and is less familiar than other forms of Fakahatchee Grass.

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