In the wild this plant is found scattered across sites in its habitat, never assuming control of a given area. It actually comes into its own during the winter months when the stems remain held high with the seed heads that look like small stands of wheat miss ... ed by the thrasher. Very nice winter interest, really. In the wild and in your garden this plant likes light shade/high canopy moist spots to get you the best results. We have seen winter seed-eating birds visit this plant.