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Broomsedge Andropogon virginicus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
an-dro-POH-gon ver-JIN-ih-kus
Description

Andropogon virginicus has green leaves and stems turns dark red-purple then bright orange in late fall. This plant is not recommended for a formal garden and does not tolerate heavy mulch; however, it is long-lived.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#fall color#full sun#drought tolerant#perennial#orange leaves#purple leaves#fall interest#ornamental grass#clay soil#grass#sandy soil#broomstraw#beard grass#perennial grass#bright orange#native garden#native ornamental grass#orange fall color#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#fall color#full sun#drought tolerant#perennial#orange leaves#purple leaves#fall interest#ornamental grass#clay soil#grass#sandy soil#broomstraw#beard grass#perennial grass#bright orange#native garden#native ornamental grass#orange fall color#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Andropogon
    Species:
    virginicus
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    N. & Central America, Caribbean to Venezuela
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Tolerant of poor soil (sand, clay) and drought
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grass
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    The flower inflorescence appears in September, turns bright orange in fall, and is attractively silver when back lit.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Sheath
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Green leaves and stems turns dark red-purple then bright orange in late fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Andropogon virginicus has green leaves and stems turns dark red-purple then bright orange in late fall.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil