Alkali Sacaton (Sporobolus airoides)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Sporobolus airoides Accepted
Sporobolus airoides subsp. regis Synonym
Sporobolus tharpii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 20-60 inches
Plant Spread: 20-60 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: 1/4 inch wide flat tapered leaves
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Flood Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: ornamental bunch grass native to western No. America; seeds remain viable for years
Pollinators: Self
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Gorgeous! by plantladylin Aug 16, 2014 7:33 PM 5
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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