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Andropogon virginicus

Common Name(s):
Beard grass, Broomsedge, Broomstraw
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Green leaves and stems turns dark red-purple then bright orange in late fall; not recommended for a formal garden; long-lived; does not tolerate heavy mulch

Light:
Needs full sun
Height:
4 ft.
Zones:
3-9
Form:
Upright clump
Soil:
Tolerant of poor soil (sand, clay) and drought
Inflorescence:
Appears in September; turns bright orange in fall; attractively silver when back lit

NCCES plant id: 579

Andropogon virginicus Andropogon virginicus
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Andropogon virginicus Andropogon virginicus
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Andropogon virginicus Andropogon virginicus
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0