Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash of colour to the waterside that most other aquatics can’t offer.
Manna Grass is good for returning disturbed sites to nature and provides nourishment to many animals, except for cattle who find it toxic.
Zone: 1a Height: 1.2 m (4 ft) Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft) Moisture: wet Light: full sun Flowers: stalks topped with purple florets bloom in july-september Growth rate: fast Life span: short Suckering: medium Pollution tolerance: high
Toxicity: toxic to cattle
Other names: american manna grass, reed manna grass