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Also known as Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus, Andropogon glomeratus var. hirsuitior, Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus, Andropogon glomeratus var. glaucopsis, Andropogon glaucopsis
|Size:||3-5 (6) ft tall by 1-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color|
|Recommended Uses:||Background plant in casual landscape. Fruit stalks start out silvery green and transition to and orangy brown. Retains the old stalks through the winter.|
|Considerations:||May fall over at the end of the season. Will be neater if old stalks are removed before new growth starts in spring.|
|Propagation:||Division, sprigging, seed.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Seeds eaten by various small birds and other wildlife.
Possible larval host plant for Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan), Georgia satyr (Neonympha areolata), neamathla skipper (Nastra neamathla), swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier) and twin-spot skipper (Oligoria maculata) butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Flatwoods, marshes|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
There are several different subspecies of A. glomeratus with different affinities for upland and wetland conditions.
Uses of the latter 3 varieties should be similar as their habitats are similar.