Episode #97 | Original Air Date: July 14, 2020
Fakahatchee grass, or gamma grass, is a southeastern ornamental native that’s gaining popularity. Easy to grow and virtually pest-free, this grass has rich green spiky foliage rising upright to form five-foot tall clumps.
Distinctive wine-colored flowers appear in late spring to mid-summer. Fakahatchee grass will freeze to the ground, but returns in the spring
This grass prefers sunny to partially shady fertile soils, but will tolerate most soil as long as it’s moist. It’s frequently found growing along river banks, hammocks, swamps, and other wet sites throughout most of Florida.
Fakahatchee grass is easy to grow, easy to propagate, and makes a wonderful addition to any garden.
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