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Windbreaker Giant Sacaton Grass

Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker' (Los Lunas Form)
SKU: HC016222
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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.
key features
Botanical Name
Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker' (Los Lunas Form)
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
8-10' tall
Bloom Time


8-10' tall x 6' wide. Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker' is the Paul Bunyan of our native ornamental grasses, its giant size surpassing even Cortaderia (Pampas grass) in stature. Originally bred for use as a non-woody windbreak in western commercial vegetable fields, Los Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass is larger and has much showier flowering spikes than is exhibited in its unimproved native form. This selection is a great substitute for other large growing Old World grasses that can be invasive. With its spectacular summer-blooming flower spikes, this giant form of Sporobolus can serve as a specimen plant to enjoy or may be planted in a row to create a living fence or windbreak. Cut back old stems to 2-3” above ground-level in mid-spring. Divide every third or fourth year. (Seed propagated.)

Flat of 9 plants will cover 54 square feet when planted together

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