General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 18 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Aggressive when established
Fruit: Showy
Other: Silvery white.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Split-Beard Broomsedge
  • Bluestem Grass
  • Splitbeard Bluestem
  • Silver Bluestem
  • Paintbrush Bluestem

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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, Tx
Date: 2017-11-18

Date: 2016-08-24
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Photo by robertduval14

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