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Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge)
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Andropogon virginicus

Broomsedge

An easy-to-grow clump forming native warm season grass with incredible golden copper fall color. A pioneer soil stabilizing plant that does well in poor, infertile areas and surprisingly in floodplains. It's wonderful for xeriscaping, in coastal areas, fall and winter cut stems and restoration.

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Andropogon virginicus LP50 - 50 per flat $55.00
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

1-2 Feet

Spacing

18 Inches

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Broomsedge Interesting Notes

Perennial, warm, native, poor grazing for wildlife and livestock. 2-4' tall bunchgrass growing in small tufts. The overlapping flattened sheaths are hairy along the margin of upper blade surface toward the base. The upper two-thirds of the plant is freely branching with the leaves turning straw yellow when mature. The seed heads are partly enclosed in a sheath (spathe). Mostly upland, woodland and invades overgrazed ranges. Seldom grazed by any kind of animal. Texas A&M

Andropogon virginicus Growing and Maintenance Tips

A. virginicus can be found in open fields and upper shores of ponds all over North America and prefers full sun to bright shade, in dry, sandy soils. Propagate by seed or divide clumps every few years and cut stems down to the ground in late winter (February or March) before newgrowth occurs.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fast
Fast
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Meadow
Erosion Control
Native to US
Dry Sun