I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get my hands on this plant. It’s one of the limited number of grasses that grow in shade, and sports a spectacular red color that almost glows in sunlight. Plus it’s drought tolerant AND prefers moist soil. One downside is its potential to naturalize a little too much if planted in full shade. To start, I sited it in a semi-shaded spot and will keep an eye out for any unruliness.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!