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Andropogon Virginicus

Botanical Name:

Andropogon virginicus

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Dry, sandy soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Grass/Grass-like, Native Plant, Ornamental Grasses and Sedges, Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths keeled; glabrous on surface, or hispid; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 10-20 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

The flower inflorescence appears in September, turns bright orange in fall, and is attractively silver when back lit., Anthers 3.

Fruit

Fruit displays from October to November.

Benefits
Ornamental

Attractive. Grows in clumps

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Andropogon

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