Alkali sacaton is a native perennial large bunchgrass ranging in height from 50 to 150 cm (20-60 inches). The leaves are flat, 2-6 mm (1/16-1/4 inches) wide, and taper from the base of the leaf. The inflorescence is an open panicle 20-50 cm (8-20 inches) long with a pyramidal shape. The small seeds rest singly on branches in the loose, open seedhead. Bloom periods vary by region: April to May in the Southwest, June-October in the Great Plains, and July-August in the Northwest. – USDA.
• Thrives in full sun and adapts well to various soil types, including sandy, gravelly, and well-drained soils. It can endure challenging conditions such as clay, alkaline, salty, and caliche soils. Once established, it exhibits drought tolerance and can withstand seasonal flooding.
• Ideal for rock gardens, prairie landscapes, serving as a striking focal point or groundcover. Its presence aids in soil stabilization, particularly in areas prone to erosion.
• Not susceptible to significant pest or disease issues and is resistant to deer.
• Propagation is achieved through seed.
• Indigenous to the western regions of North America, encompassing the Western United States (west of the Mississippi River), British Columbia, Alberta in Canada, and parts of northern and central Mexico.