Also called Whisky Grass
More About Andropogon virginicus
- Narrow clumps of green stems and leaves turn purplish-red
- Fall colour is a bright orange changing to straw-yellow in the winter
- Prolific seed producer with high germination rates
- Brown seedheads
- Bloom Time: Late summer into fall
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Broom Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips
This invasive species thrives in poor soils, tolerates a range of habitats, is less palatable to grazing animals than other pasture plants, and competes by allelopathy, which means it releases herbicidal chemicals from its dying tissues.
Andropogon virginicus Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesRoadside planting