GRASS: SAND CORD
LATIN NAME: SPARTINA BAKERI
Large bunch-forming grass that gets 4-6 ft tall. The leaves are rolled, almost wire-like and a little sandpapery to the touch. The stems and leaves arise in a dense cluster and curve out and down to take up a space equal to the clump's height. The whole plant is brownish-green: more green in summer and more brown in winter, but never as brown as pampas grass gets in winter.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun / light shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil; Drought tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-10
This low-maintenance, perennial needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required.