Ornamental, Cotton Grass, has white, cottony tufts atop green grass-like foliage. Cotton Grass graces the edge of a pond beautifully while it softens the rockers and adds visual interest. This perennial grass grows 1-2' tall in moist, bog soil. Great for naturalizing and grows in full sun to part shade. Cotton Grass (Eriophorum angustifolium) a northern native species to North America and Europe to Siberia. The cottony seed hairs are used to make candle wicks and for stuffing pillows. This grass will flower from May to June, next the seeds form from July through August. The flowers are either male or female, but both sexes will be found on the same plant. This plant is pollinated by the wind. Great for light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils.
Plant this perennial, ornamental grass in pots or fabric planting bags in moist soil, this plant has a wide range of soil tolerance from sandy soil to heavy loam soil, in full sun to part shade. You may plant directly in the soil for naturalizing. Best in northern states as it prefers a nice winter habitat.