This plant grows well in the following regions:
- SMSierra and Coastal Mountains
- CVCentral Valley
- NCNorth and Central Coast
- SCSouth Coast
Native grass that grows in southern and central California. Found near the coast, foothills, central valley, desert mountains. Tolerates alkaline soil.
Moderately fast-growing and moderately long-lived. Grows upright to 3 ft. Active growth in spring and summer. Yellow flowers bloom in mid summer. Prairie dropseed is a graceful, fine-textured, clumping grass that is both tough and good-looking. It contains deep-roots and is drought-tolerant. This species is excellent for massing in hot, dry areas and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.
The name sacaton derives from the Aztec/Nahuatl word for grass, zacatl. Tolerant of flooding and drought.
Warm season grass. At bloom time in summer or fall, showy erect or arching flower plumes increase plant height to 5 ft. Pinkish plumes fade to pale straw color. Extremely tough, deep-rooted.
- Full sun
- Low water
- Very low water