Gray Hair Grass (Corynephorus canescens 'Spiky Blue')

Gray Hair Grass Plant Features

Gray hair grass (sometimes also called clubawn grass) is a warm-season charmer that offers tidy clumps of blue-gray foliage and looks good from spring to fall. Gray hair grass is highly drought tolerant and will even thrive in sandy seaside conditions, making it a perfect perennial for some of those hard-to-plant spots. The plants will spread through the garden by seed, making it a great plant for erosion control on dunes or sandy embankments. Hardy from zones 7-9

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Gray Hair Grass Growing Instructions

Gray hair grass grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. It tolerates drought and will also thrive in sandy soil. In spots where it's especially happy, gray hair grass can self seed. Because it tolerates dry conditions, it's also a great choice for container gardens.

Gray hair grass is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage


Complement your Gray Hair Grass

Ice Plant
Another great ground cover for hot, sandy locations, Ice Plant is a colorful companion for Gray Hair grass.

Low growing Sedum thrives under the same conditions as Gray Hair grass and makes a great partner.

Blanket Flower
Blanket Flower will add tons of bold color to a bed of Gray Hair grass.