Tridens stricta 'Buffalo Feathers'
Buffalo Feathers Longspike Tridens
Item #: 17669
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 72" tall
Origin: United States
Tridens stricta 'Buffalo Feathers' is a 2023 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of a superb Wade Roitsch collection of the US native ornamental grass, Tridens stricta. This seldom seen, densely clumping, perennial ornamental grass, grows in prairie and open pineland habitats from New York south to Florida and west to TX and KS. Each 3' wide clump of longspike tridens produces extremely dense florets of millet-like panicles in October-November on upright stems reaching 6’ tall. In the Carolinas it is extremely rare and was only rediscovered for North Carolina in 2022 in Anson County. This Texas collection from Giddings (Lee Co.), Texas is the coastal form, which is far superior ornamentally in both form and longevity. We like Tridens as an architectural feature in structured gardens but it is also great for those wishing to plant their own prairie landscape.
Flower Color: Brown/Tan
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Fall
Garden Themes: Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Drought Tolerant Plants , Florida Native Plants , Georgia native plants , North American Native Plants , North Carolina Native Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , United States Native Plants