Spartina bakeri

Sand Cordgrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Grass
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Large clump-forming grass with uses as tall groundcover, specimen plant, or border plant. Nice along edges of ponds and water features.
Propagation:Seed or division of clumps.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
Native Habitats:Wet prairie, edges of marshes, but mostly inland--rarely coastal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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