Alkali Sacaton Details

Alkali Sacaton

  • Botanical Name: Sporobolus airoides
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun. Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Erosion Control, Salt Tolerant, Deer Resistant. Border-mixed
  • Ornamental Value: Green, Red
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Rounded
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 5'


Can be planted in either sandy or black clay soils. Excellent replacement for imported grasses. Very tolerant of salty irrigation water. Works well in roadsides and swales. Arching foliage. Windblown swath of foliage topped by dancing heads.

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