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
Advantages
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Movement
Good For Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height40-48" tall
Mature Spread24" wide
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SizePlant - 5" 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" 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
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Movement, Good For Erosion Control
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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