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Spodiopogon sibiricus

Also called Siberian Graybeard


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Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Spodiopogon sibiricus

  • Slow-growing, clumping, airy grass
  • Green leaves branch horizontally from the stems
  • Burgundy racemes of flowers or seeds rise above the foliage, persisting into the winter
  • Fall colour is burgundy and red, aging to tan for the winter
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Flower Height: 125 cm
  • Foliage height: 70 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

4

Height:

80-125 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Burgundy
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Siberian Frost Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Spodiopogon grows best in a moist, well-drained, fertile soil, in full sun or light shade. Too much shade or dry soils will cause the plants to flop over.


Spodiopogon sibiricus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen