Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Pityopsis graminifolia


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Butterflies

Pityopsis graminifolia (Asteraceae)
(pit-ee-OP-sis gram-eh-ni-FOL-ee-ah)
Narrow-leaf Silkgrass

A close relative of the Golden Asters (Chrysopsis ssp.), this Silkgrass is a widespread species growing throughout the South from TX into southern VA along roadsides, in open pineywoods and scrubby grasslands. Narrow stems and grass-like leaves are covered in fine white hairs, giving plants a shimmering silvery appearance; branching stalks are topped with bright-yellow daisies from late summer into fall. A tough-as-nails wildflower site in lean-to-average well-drained soils in full sun. Evergreen plants spread via rhizomes to form small colonies; cut back in winter to tidy up before new growth emerges.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: late-summer
Height: 1-3'
Spread: 1-3'
Zones: 6-11

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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