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Andropogon ternarius

Silverbeard; Splitbeard Grass

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Andropogon ternarius (Silverbeard; Splitbeard Grass)

In the fall, the blue green blades turn shades of copper, bronze, and purple. The shimmering seed heads are especially attractive.

Additional Information:


Height
24- Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum), Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiensis (azureus)), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average
Moderate

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

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