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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
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Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker (Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass) is the largest of all our native grasses growing to enormous size at maturity. Blooming in mid-summer, the flower spikes vary in color from blonde to bronze. This ornamental grass is a drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). Exclusive.
Flat of 9 plants will cover 54 square feet when planted together
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Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
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(based on 13 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Natural Privacy Fence!
I planted 12 of these on my property frontage two years ago because I wanted a screen/privacy fence without the cost and maintenance of an actual fence. So far, they have certainly met...Read complete review
I planted 12 of these on my property frontage two years ago because I wanted a screen/privacy fence without the cost and maintenance of an actual fence. So far, they have certainly met expectations, reaching a height of about 5 feet and a width of about 3 feet. That may not sound impressive but I live in clay-heavy soil and plants do typically take a while to get started here, unless the soil has been well-prepared. With these, I did nothing but dig holes, eight feet apart, and plant this grass with topsoil in the holes. That's it. No watering, no fuss, no muss! I love that nosey passersby are no longer able to tend to my business and that I was able to accomplish that with minimal expense and effort! I'm in the process of planting more!
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Disappointing - struggling
I planted three of these last May. I am very disappointed with their lack of growth. The plant was only about a square inch upon arrival and after a full summer of being cared...Read complete review
I planted three of these last May. I am very disappointed with their lack of growth. The plant was only about a square inch upon arrival and after a full summer of being cared for and watered regularly, in a warm summer climate, they barely doubled in size. They never became full-looking. I had to fight wild grasses sprouting up all around them, growing at 10x the rate these did. They did not produce a single seed head last year. This spring, I see some green color come back, but it is very slow to get started (other plants and grasses around them seem weeks ahead of them), so I am not optimistic that they will grow spectacularly this year. Would not order this again.
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By Mountain Fairy
from Salt Lake City, UT
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Yes, I'm excited for spring growth!
from Payette ID
About Me Master Gardener
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Hope to be a privacy type screening that is beautiful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
windbreaker, not as expected
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from outside abq
big, beautiful plant! great for privacy screen, just protect from rabbits when small. drought tolerant
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from la junta , colorado
The grass started slowly , I almost lost it , small amount of life left . I shielded it from wind , animals, insects.After three years It is a monster every bit of 8 ft tall and fat. I love it , cannot wait to plant more. I use them on golf courses for a fast growing area for golf boundaries..
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
sporobolus wrighti windbreaker
By m j ross
from West Chicago Illinois
once this was planted it never grew but just died away. very disappointed that this happened.
I would purchase this product again.
from North of Grants Pass, Oregon - Hugo
It seems to be hardy. I'm looking forward to it getting bigger!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Outside albuquerque
Planted in very hot dry area with frequent winds. Super fast grower, beautiful deep green color. Here in high desert must be protected from rabbits. Going to buy more of these!
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from Texas, USA
(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Still Really Small
from Boise, Idaho
My expectations have not been met.
Merchant response: We sincerely apologize that the Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker did not meet your expectations. There can be many variables in gardening although we are committed to our customers success and stand behind all of our products with our 100% guarantee. Please contact us at your convenience and we will be more than happy to go over some resolution options with you. Happy Gardening!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By High Desert home
from Santa Fe, NM
About Me Getting Started
Impressive growth first year - were up to 5 feet plumes and quite filled out by fall. Chicken wire circles kept the rabbits at bay. Great first season in poor soil.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Very hardy alternative to invasive feather grass
By Tammi the do-it-herselfer
from Brighton, CO
Purchased this grass after attending a seminar on drought tolerant plants, at which this grass was specifically mentioned. It is a good alternative to the invasive "feather" grass you see everywhere. I am using it as a living privacy screen around my patio. I have sandy soil, that drains fast, but only watered it for the 1st 2 weeks and then left it alone and it has done well. Grewing from 5" to about 2 1/2 feet the first season. Plan to purchase more for other areas on the property.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great grass which grows tall and wide!
from Quite near Joshua Tree National Park, CA
I planted the grass with the fence on one side, and, a few feet away, a newly planted tree I wanted to protect from the strong winds which blow in the high desert.
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