• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Upright clumps to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. in bloom, 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:sor-GAS-trum NOOT-enz
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Upright clumps to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. in bloom, 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Plumes
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best in poor, dry, infertile soils, but highly adaptable, even to heavy clay. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; very drought tolerant when established. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions. Cut back to the ground just before new spring growth begins.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.