Plant of the Week: Fakahatchee Grass

Fakahatchee Grass is a Florida native that can provide texture to your garden. This grass forms a large clump that can be used alone, as an accent, or grouped as a border.

This native grass is frequently found growing along riverbanks or swamps and in wet areas. If you have a wet area in your garden or are lucky enough to live on water and need a plant that can handle it, Fakahatchee is a good choice.

Fakahatchee can grow 4’-6’ tall and wide for the regular sized version and produces small inconspicuous flowers in late spring. It grows best in full sun or can tolerate partial shade. It has moderate salt tolerance and the deer rarely bother it.