Melica uniflora f. albida



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At garden cocktail parties where the design elite and the grass cognoscenti compare notes over a cool Negroni perfectly mixed with Punt e Mes vermouth, this is often alluded to as their favorite grass. Thin green supple leaves are imbued with a simple timeless grace and the delicate seed-like white flowers are the perfect contrast. Our thanks to that proper English gentleman David Mason for sharing this gem with us. This was beautifully grown at the old Hedgerows Nursery where it edged each side of the arbor path going effortlessly from full west sun to a good deal of shade. Cut back in early spring for a fresh start.


Plant Type

  • Grass / Grass-like

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • 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
  • Part Shade - Part Sun
  • Shade

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Deer Resistant Plants