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|Size:||3-5 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Background planting or as a casual tall bunching or clumping grass in meadow-like settings.|
|Considerations:||Can be aggressive in disturbed lands.|
|Propagation:||Seed, division of clumps.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|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:||Sand|
Provides food and nesting material for many small birds and other small animals.
Larval host for zabulon skipper (Poanes zabulon).
|Native Habitats:||Open seepage areas, flatwoods, marshes, ruderal areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||This plant can be used as a background planting that will create a light orange haze during the late fall and winter months. Andropogon virgnicus var. glaucus (chalky bluestem) is very light blue-green in color and grows in dry sites.|