Harpochloa falx

Caterpiller grass


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Caterpillar Grass. This is a cool evergreen grass (semi-evergreen in our winters) from South Africa. The low grassy 15" mounds of leaves won't turn your head but the flowers will. Wiry stems bear seedheads looking like a Caterpillar on a stick with an amazing window where the yellow anthers dangle like little feet in motion. Seriously. It's serious fun.


Plant Type

  • Grass / Grass-like

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Summer
  • Deer Resistant Plants