Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass, or commonly known as Florida Gamagrass, is a smaller relative of Fakachatchee Grass (Tripacum dactyloides). This Florida native grass is easy to grow and low maintenance which makes it a great addition to many landscapes. It acclimates to both dense and light soils and is one of the most shade-tolerant grasses, growing best in full sun or light shade. Another great feature is its tolerance to both wet soil conditions and droughts.
Florida Gamma Grass, Florida Tripsacum
Hardy Range: 8 – 11
Mature Height: 2 – 3’
Mature Spread: 2 – 3’
Growth Rate: moderate
Growth Habit: round
Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass is an herbaceous perennial that forms a dense, upright clump of long grass-like leaves that grow from a short, thick, underground rhizomes. Blades are noticeably narrow and grow to a height of about 3 to 4 feet and spreads to form a clump up to 6-feet wide. The flowers appear in somewhat showy spikes, with rust colored anthers. These spikes appear in the spring and summer.
Soil: extended flooding; acidic; slightly alkaline; sand; loam; clay;
Exposure: partial sun; partial shade