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Sporobolus wrightii

Sacaton - Giant

Giant Sacaton is a big warm season grass that is readily adaptable to a variety of soil types. Sporobolus wrightii produces narrow green blades that make a 4’ clump, out of which come 5’ silvery inflorescences in late summer. The seedheads make a striking addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Giant Sacaton originated in the Southwest, where it is an important food source for livestock (grazing) and wildlife (seeds). This is an excellent native replacement for Miscanthus.

Height

60 Inches

Spread

48 Inches

Bloom Color

Ivory/Buff

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
65 Sporobolus wrightii #2 (NATIVE) 128 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Native
Native - Straight Species
Rain Garden Plants
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Grass Season
Warm Season
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