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Schizachyrium Scoparium

Botanical Name:

Schizachyrium scoparium

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Well-drained soil. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Plant Type

Ornamental Grasses, Native Plant, Ornamental Grasses and Sedges, Perennial, Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes absent, or short. Culms 50-150 cm long. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths keeled; glabrous on surface to hirsute. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-3 mm long. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 3-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous to hirsute. Leaf-blade apex acute., Grass/Grass-like

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

Purple-bronze racemes form above the clump of leaves and appear in August. Blooms from June-October.

Fruit

Purple-bronze seed heads give excellent fall and winter interest. Fruits are available July-November., Purple

Benefits
Ornamental

Fall conspicuous, Grows in clumps, Accent

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Schizachyrium

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