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Tall trisetum

The Tall trisetum (Trisetum canescens)

is a fully hardy perennial deciduous grass with yellow flowers in early Summer, mid Summer and late Summer. It requires medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 90 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.


Trisetum canescens grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to silt, loam, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers low fertility.


This is a semi-erect plant and has a stoloniferous growth form, and has an ultimate height of 1.1m / 3.6ft. The vegetative spread rate is slow.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).


Very resistant to fire.

Fruit and seed

There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include seed.

-33°C / -27.4F 6 to 7 1.1m / 3.6ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Trisetum
Specific epithet ? canescens
Common names
Tall trisetum (United States)
IPNI details on Trisetum canescens
References [edit] ?

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