San Marcos GrowersSan Marcos Growers
New User?
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
 Web Site Search
Plant Database
Search by Plant Name
  General Plant Info
Search for any word
  Advanced Search >>
Search by size, origins,
color, cultural needs, etc.
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings

PLANT TYPE
PLANT GEOGRAPHY
PLANT INDEX
ALL PLANT LIST
PLANT IMAGE INDEX
PLANT INTROS
SPECIALTY CROPS
NEW  2017 PLANTS
PRIME LIST>
  for APRIL


 Weather Station

 
Products > Sporobolus wrightii
 
Sporobolus wrightii - Sacaton
   

[2nd Image]
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Tan
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [S. aroides ssp. wrightii]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Sporobolus wrightii (Sacaton) - A tall native American perennial bunchgrass with gray-green leaves to 4-5 feet tall topped by branched flowering stems up to 5-6 feet tall. Native to sandy open ground and rocky slopes from 2,000 to 7,000 feet from eastern California to Texas. This beautiful grass has performed very well in our test garden for over 10 years in non-irrigated and occasionally irrigated areas and it is evergreen in our climate. To keep it neat looking we cut it back to a 1 foot tall clump in early spring - one of Randy's favorite larger grasses!  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Sporobolus wrightii.
 
  [MORE INFO]