Sporobolus airoides

Alkali Sacaton Grass

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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height40-48" tall
Mature Spread24" wide
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014734

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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40-48" 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.
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SKUHC014734
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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
Fall
Ships To Canada
No
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No longer available this season.

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