FREEDA® Caterpillar Grass

Harpochloa falx ‘Compact Black'

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" - 20"
Flowering Season June to fall
Flower Color black
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs moderate to low
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9
Soil Type average, well-drained
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2022
Annual Commercial Maintenance Trim back in spring
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance and replace plants if needed
Elevation Guide 6000