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Broomsedge bluestem, (Andropogon virginicus) is a perennial grass found across the eastern United States. It is commonly found growing in prairies, pastures, abandoned fields and alongside railway tracks. The grass stands between two and four feet tall and is distinguished by its dry, straw-colored foliage. Its culms are flat to partially folded and light to medium green in color.
In general, the grass grows in regions where rainfall exceeds 25 inches per year, and it undergoes the most growth during summer and early fall. Broomsedge bluestem is a very hardy plant that can survive harsh winters and dry, hot summers. It is capable of growing in a variety of conditions and surviving within the most infertile of soils. Moreover, the grass thrives in barren environments where most plants cannot live and prefers loose, sandy, low phosphorus soils. It prefers direct sunlight and little to no watering These properties make broomsedge a perfect choice for those who prefer to take a low-maintenance approach to gardening.
The best time to plant broomsedge is during late spring when soil temperatures are well above freezing. The best method for establishing stands of grass is to use direct seeding. However, transplanting is also possible. Seedlings develop rapidly, and the plant takes two to three years to establish and reach reproductive maturity.
Broomsedge is an aesthetically pleasing perennial grass that makes for a subtle addition to any garden. In the fall, the plant prepares for winter dormancy, and its pale green foliage turns a stunning reddish orange. The splash of color adds an exciting accent to any landscape during the dreary winter months. The grass is very popular on golf courses because the durability the density of its culms make for good “rough” alongside fairways. In a garden, rows of the grass can be planted to create a natural boundary or highlight existing flower beds.
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The Broom Sedge is a perennial. This sedge will grow back year after year. This sedge will bloom in May and June. It will also grow well in moist to dry soil conditions.