This species forms slender, whip-like stems to 6’ that are often ringed at the base by fine, wiry foliage giving the plant a most unusual appearance. All parts of the plant are a dusty gray-green except for the occasional sandy-brown bracts or inconspicuous flowering clusters. Though it will tolerate seasonal wetness, this species normally prefers dry areas. Not a good choice for containers due to its large, unruly size. Hardy possibly to 30F.