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PlantFiles: Lopsided Indiangrass
Sorghastrum secundum

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sorghastrum (sor-GAS-trum) (Info)
Species: secundum (se-KUN-dum) (Info)

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Oct 28, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Attention Butterfly Gardeners. This grass is favored by several species of Skippers. It is a native bunch grass that thrives on sandy soils. It is easy to identify by the tufts all growing on one side of the stem.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida



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