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Schizachyrium scoparium (Andropogon scoparius)
Full to part sun, medium to dry moisture level, adaptable to a wide range of soils including clay, prefers a slightly alkaline pH. 2-4 feet height, blooms mid to late summer, brown flowers, will naturalize by re-seeding but is not aggressive.
Germination Code: A
Native Region: Statewide
Warm-season, clump-forming grass. Easy to grow. Very well adapted to well-drained, medium to dry, infertile soils. In summer it has a bluish cast and then turns a reddish to golden brown in fall, holding its color well into winter. Useful in ornamental plantings and is becoming more popular for home landscaping because it is a colorful and easy-care addition. Attracts birds and butterflies.