Return to the Ornamental Grasses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Spodiopogon sibiricus - Frost Grass

Posted by mckenna Z5 Chicago IL (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 11, 05 at 16:02

Has anyone used this grass? I just mailordered 5 from DiggingDog and was wondering if people had any experience with it.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Spodiopogon sibiricus - Frost Grass

I grew some from seed I purchased from Jelitto. I planted it along a creek bank in fairly heavy shade where it has done reasonably well. Looks something like Chasmanthium latifolia. My plants have a good crop of seed this year and I'm hoping it will colonize.


 o
RE: Spodiopogon sibiricus - Frost Grass

I saw a picture of it in Darke's book and decided that it was unquestionably a very cool looking character. I located a woman who had it in her garden and she dug me a division that is in it's first year. I understand that they will tolerate shade but look perhaps their best in full to part sun. They will have a more compact form in more sun as is common in grasses. They will also get better fall color in more sun. They want some water and will not tolerate neglect in a dry hot spot. Very interesting grass.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Ornamental Grasses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here