Tall Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Walnut tolerant, Drought tolerant, Clay soil tolerant, Wet soil tolerant

Height: 100-200 cm (39-78 in)


Cord grass has attractive foliage with a succulent appearance. The root system is strongly rhizomatous and large colonies of plants are produced. It turns an attractive golden colour in the fall.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Grasses, Sedges and Rushes website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com