FREEDA™ Caterpillar Grass -Harpochloa falx ‘Compact Black’

May 18th, 2021

Flowers emerge above the foliage in July, forming loops atop stems that resemble caterpillars only to unfurl into playful horizontal fuzzy-looking eyebrows! To top it off, this evergreen tuft of needle-like grass turns dark chocolate in the winter! Native to South Africa, Freeda Caterpillar grass is also ideal for the North American steppe region- drought tolerant in full to partial sun in average, to well-draining soil.

Plant Type: grass
Height: 2’
Width: 18”
Flowering Season: July into fall
Flower Color: black

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Culture (Soil Type): average, well-drained
Pairs Well With: Succulents, Regal torchlily, silver foliage (like Plant Select’s Partridge Feather) to set off the black plumes

Sun: full sun
Water Needs: average to dry
Good for Pollination: no
Deer Resistant: yes