STAR GRASS

FAMILY: Hypoxidaceae | GENUS: HYPOXIS

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Moderate Water
  • Regular Water

Plant Details

Pretty woodland plants with narrow to lance-shaped green leaves and small, star-shaped flowers. Need light, well-drained soil; well suited to rock gardens. Plants spread into wide colonies over time, but they're not invasive; dig up offsets to obtain new plants.

giant star grass

hypoxis decumbens

  • Zones US, MS, LS, CS, TS; USDA 6-11.
  • Native to Mexico.
  • Dense mound of light green, grassy leaves to 8 inches tall, sprawling at least twice as wide.
  • Bright yellow, 1 inches flowers in spring, summer, and fall.

yellow star grass

hypoxis hirsuta

  • Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9.
  • Native from Maine to Florida and west to Texas.
  • Usually found in dryish, open woodlands, growing in sandy or stony soil.
  • Grassy, somewhat hairy, foot-long leaves rise from a short rhizome.
  • In spring and early summer, a foot-tall stem carries one to seven bright yellow, starlike, inch-wide flowers.
  • A second bloom may follow later.

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