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Eustachys petraea
( Rock Fingergrass )

Flat light-green to bluegreen blades on tufted annual. Smooth, keeled leaf sheahts. Seedhead has two to ten spreading branches. Dark brown seeds appear on lower side of branches. Grows all over Southeastern United States and as far west as Texas. Prefers sandy or limestone soils. Seed and stolon reproduction.
Important Info : Grows all over Southeastern United States and as far west as Texas. Prefers sandy or limestone soils. Seed and stolon reproduction.


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Characteristics
Cultivar:n/a  
Family:Gramineae  
Size:Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.  
Plant Category:annuals and biennials,  
Plant Characteristics:low maintenance,  
Foliage Characteristics: 
Foliage Color:blue-green to gold, green,  
Flower Characteristics: 
Flower Color: 
Tolerances:drought, heat & humidity, pollution, seashore, slope, wind,  
Requirements
Bloomtime Range:not applicable  
USDA Hardiness Zone:7 to 10  
AHS Heat Zone:Not defined for this plant  
Light Range:Any  
pH Range:Not defined for this plant  
Soil Range:Any  
Water Range:Any  

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Weeds : Preventing Weeds and Grass

Weeds rob your plants of water, nutrients and light. They can harbor pests and diseases. Before planting, remove weeds either by hand or by spraying an herbicide according to label directions. Another alternative is to lay plastic over the area for a couple of months to kill grass and weeds.

You may apply a pre-emergent herbicide prior to planting, but be sure that it is labeled for the plants you are wishing to grow. Existing beds may be spot sprayed with a nonselective herbicide, but be careful to shield those plants you do not want to kill. Non-selective means that it will kill everything it comes in contact with.

Mulch plants with a 3 inch layer of pinestraw, pulverized bark, or compost. Mulch conserves moisture, keeps weeds down, and makes it easier to pull when necessary.

Porous landscape or open weave fabric works too, allowing air and water to be exchanged.

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