Digitgrass (Eriantha)

The Digitgrass (Eriantha) is generally described as a perennial graminoid. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the summer . Leaves are not retained year to year. The Digitgrass (Eriantha) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Digitgrass (Eriantha) will reach up to 2 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Digitgrass (Eriantha) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 17°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Graminoid
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Stoloniferous
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 2
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Conspicuousness No
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Sprigs
Moisture Requirements Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 17
Soil Depth for Roots 6
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–7 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 11000–43000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 6
Minimum Frost-Free Days 180 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance None
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating Low

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA