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Alkali Sacaton Grass
ALKALI SACATON GRASS
Sporobolus airoides

This warm season bunch grass forms attractive mounds of slim gray-green arching leaves, and is tolerant of both prairie-like and dry desert settings. Alkali Sacaton produces one or more culms in late spring that rise above the foliage and bear feathery panicles of pink spikelets. This grass' common name refers to its preference for alkaline soil, and "sacaton" is an Aztec word meaning "grass."

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Ornamental Grasses
Hardiness: 10˚F
Water: Low
Sun Exposure: Full
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Moderate
Average Size: 4’ H × 2’ W
Coverage: 3 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color: Gray-green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow/Pink
Flower Season: Late Spring into Summer
Fruit: Small seeds
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Highly allergenic
A good choice to help with soil erosion. Seeds attract birds.