Giant sacaton

Sporobolus wrightii

Giant sacaton grass, Sporobolus wrightii, Plant Select
Extravagant fountains of luxuriant foliage create a focal point in the Xeriscape garden. A wonderful Southwestern native alternative to pampas grass. Perennial. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Plant where it will have room to grow. As with all ornamental grasses, leave the seed heads for winter interest and bird forage. Cut plants back in spring to 1-2' above the ground.
Plant Type Ornamental grass
Height 60-84 inches
Width 48-60 inches
Flowering Season Late summer to fall
Flower Color Blonde aging to bronze
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2006
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut/shear back every spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance No maintenance, long lived plant that is well behaved. Will not die out in the center.
Elevation Guide Up to 7500 ft.