June Grass (Koeleria cristata)

June Grass (Koeleria cristata)

This short grass grows early in the spring, producing puffy seed heads by early summer. Works well in dry, sandy gardens next to other short plants.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    May, June
Color:    Green, Tan
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Deer Resistant

Design Tips

A really short prairie grass for dry locations. It can be short-lived. It’s a cool season plant, growing in early spring long before the other prairie grasses have re-sprouted, making it a valuable spring addition to mixed prairie gardens.

Companion Plants

Purple Prairie Clover
Butterfly Milkweed
Prairie Phlox
Nodding Onion