Members of the Stenanthium genus are usually grown as hardy bulbs. They reach an height of 60 to 150 cm (two to five feet).
Stenanthium plants bloom in the summer, when they carry large spike that have small white flowers growing from panicals. They have grass like foliage.
Some common names for Stenanthium include Featherbells, Bronze bells, Osceola's Plume, and Featherfleece.
Stenanthium occidentale - Bronze bells by Forest Service - Northern Region.
It is best to grow Featherbells, Featherfleece, and other Stenanthium from bulbs. These should be buried at about 10 to 13 cm (4 to 5 inches) deep, at the start of spring.
Stenanthium bulbs should be spaced at about 30 to 60 cm (12 to 24 inches) apart. Locate plants so they can be grown in a sunny or partially shaded part of the garden.
This should have good drainage and a moist acidic soil.
It is possible to grow this plant from seeds. Sow the seeds into flats and lightly cover, sink the flats into the ground in a shaded location, and cover with glass. Germination should take from one month to six months.
Allow the seedlings to grow in situ for one growing season, then transplant to their final location following the last frost of spring.
It is fairly easy to care for Stenanthium species in the garden. The ground that they grow in should be composted and mulched in the spring, and they require regular watering. If you require more plants then they can be propagated by division in the autumn.
The Stenanthium genus includes approximately 8 species, known for their large, feathery panicles of flowers.
Stenanthium species can make beautiful additions to gardens, particularly woodland or prairie style landscapes.
Stenanthium densum is a popular choice, valued for its tall, feathery plumes of white flowers.
Stenanthium species are not typically known for their fragrance.
Stenanthium prefer partially shaded areas with moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
Currently, Stenanthium species are not considered invasive in the USA. Always consult local regulations for the most current information.
To remove Stenanthium, carefully dig out the plant, making sure to remove all roots to prevent regrowth.
The Stenanthium plant genus includes perennial plants native to North America. They are admired for their long, wand-like inflorescences with clusters of small, fragrant flowers that bloom in summer.
Grow Stenanthium from seeds or divisions, usually in spring. They prefer partial to full shade and well-drained, humus-rich soil. Regular watering is necessary, particularly during dry periods, but overwatering should be avoided to prevent root rot.