Alkali Sacaton Grass
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Graceful, fine-textured, clumping grasses that are as tough as they are good-looking. Deep-rooted and drought tolerant; excellent for massing in hot, dry areas and effective in meadow gardens, mixed borders, naturalized areas, rock gardens, even by swimming pools. Plume-like flower heads appear in summer and fall. After they fade, tiny seeds drop to the ground; hence the common name. These plants tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.Sporobolus airoides
Nataive from South Dakota and Missouri west to eastern Washington, south to Mexico from 2,500 to 6,500 ft. elevation. Foliage clump grows 3 ft. high and wide; leaves are grayish green during growing season, yellow in fall, beige in winter. At bloom time in summer or fall, showy, erect or arching flower plumes increase plant height to 5 ft.; plumes are pinkish, eventually fading to pale straw color. Extremely tough, deep-rooted plant. Good grass for alkaline conditions.
Native to eastern United States. This is the most widely used trumpet creeper in cold-winter areas. A ...
Native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Grows 10 to 20 ft. tall. Resembles L. japonica...
Discovered in an Atlanta, Georgia, garden, this is an heirloom hybrid between Verbena canadensis