This species likes moist meadows, marshes, swamps, shores and ditches. Best planted in consistently damp soil, with only occasional standing water, Woolgrass tolerates acid soils and is often seeded in bogs and wet meadow restoration. Also adaptable to regular garden soil, it can tolerate the occasional dry stretch. Including Woolgrass near a water feature or adding it around a pond creates a natural look and feel to a garden.
Wool Grass grows in dense clusters and often forms large colonies. This plant requires moist to wet sites and prefers full sun sites. It is an attractive plant used in moist gardens, wetland restoration, and wetland conservation seed mixes. It provides food and cover for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife.