Alkali Sacaton Grass
Details40-48" tall x 24" wide (seed propagated). A robust native, warm-season bunch grass enjoyed for its lacy seed heads that create a pink-hued haze above the foliage. Alkali Sacaton flowers for a many months, beginning in June. Deep rooted, this grass grows well in all soil types including sand, loam and clay as well as alkaline and salty soils. But avoid water-logged planting sites. On the prairie Sporobolus is used by animals for forage, cover and nesting. Its seeds are relished by birds.
|Common Name||Alkali Sacaton Grass|
|Botanical Name||Sporobolus airoides|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||40-48" tall|
|Mature Spread||24" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Good for Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Movement|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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