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Schizachyrium scoparium (Andropogon scoparius)
Full to part sun, medium to dry moisture level, tolerates poor soils including clay, prefers slightly to moderately alkaline pH. 2-4 feet height, blooms in spring, tiny white inconspicuous flowers, will re-seed.
Germination Code: A
Native Region: Statewide
Warm season, clump-forming grass that is easy to grow. It was an important native American prairie grass. Attractive grass for the home landscape. Has a bluish cast in summer as suggested by the name and turns orange, red in fall. Great grass for mass plantings. Roots extend 5-8 feet below ground, making it very resistant to drought. Benefits from an annual mowing. Attracts birds.