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Schizachne purpurascens (False melic grass) 6-pack


False melic grass Description:

Schizachne purpurascens, commonly known as false melic grass, is a native perennial grass species found throughout North America, typically growing in woodland and savanna ecosystems. The plant is known for its shade tolerance and is often found growing in the understory of forests.

False melic grass grows in clumps and can reach up to 30 inches  in height. The leaves are long and narrow, with a purplish tint, and the plant produces small spikelets that bloom in late spring and early summer. False melic grass is an important species for wildlife, providing cover and food for birds and small mammals.

In addition to its ecological importance, Schizachne purpurascens is also valued as an ornamental grass. Its attractive foliage and shade tolerance make it an ideal species for woodland gardens and shaded landscapes. The plant is relatively low maintenance and can tolerate a range of soil types, although it prefers well-drained soils.

Overall, Schizachne purpurascens is an important species for woodland ecosystems and provides valuable habitat for wildlife. Its ornamental qualities also make it a popular choice for shaded gardens and landscapes.

Native Range:

False melic grass can be found from Idaho to Maine along the Northern states and South from Idaho to New Mexico. In Minnesota, False melic grass is found primarily in the central and Northern regions of the state. It has a more sparse distribution in the Southern parts of the state, but is still present. 

Standard Plant Information:

Plant height: 15" - 30" inches 

Fruiting time: June - July

Preferred habitat: Does well in part shade and average to dry rocky or sandy soils. Often found in open woods and grasslands.

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Six Pack Live Plant: 
Six individual plugs of an individual plant species. Each plant cell is approx. 1.7 x 1.5 x 2.25 with a varying height of plant growth on top. 
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