Junegrass is a cool season grass that begins growing much earlier in the spring than other grasses. It prefers sunny, well-drained sites, but is also found in savannas and limestone glades.
It is tolerant of fairly heavy foot traffic and mowing. The fibrous root system has a lateral spread of 6 to 8 inches near the ground surface and is most dense within the top few inches of soil, though the roots may grow as deep as 2 feet or so. This makes it an effective specimen for erosion control.
Growth and flowering occur April through June and then energy is focused toward setting seed, which ripen and occur in showy spiked clusters in July and August. It typically turns brown shortly after its early spring growth.
Uses: Ornamental grass, drought tolerant, birds, edible (flour from seeds)
Bloom time: April - June
Height: Up to 2 feet
Space: 6 to 12 inches
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Dry to average