Plant Guide / Ornamental Grasses / Fakahatchee Grass
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Fakahatchee is a large grass, growing to five feet tall with an eight foot spread.  The native plant is tolerant of both moist, mucky soils and dry areas.  The younger fakahatchee pictured provides an interesting transition to the flowering oleanders.
Fakahatchee, Tripsacum dactyloides

The native planting here features fakahatchee grass, slash pines, crape myrtle shrubs, and live oaks.
Under optimal conditions, fakahatchee grass can grow quite large.  They provide an attractive partition to the adjacent wetlands.
Alex Driscoll
Certified Arborist #1249A