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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
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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|
|Fruit Color:||Silvery green turning orange|
|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.|
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand|
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.