Sporobolus wright is the largest of all our native grasses growing to enormous size at maturity. Blooming in mid-summer, the flower spikes vary in color from blonde to bronze. This ornamental grass is a drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). Exclusive.

Common Name

Giant Sacaton Grass

Botanical Name

Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker (Los Lunas Form)


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color


Mature Height

8-10' tall

Mature Spread

6' wide

Bloom Time


Ships As

Potted Plant

Soil Type

Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil

Soil Moisture

Drought Resistant / Waterwise

Amount Of Rain

10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)


Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Winter Interest


Plant Select

Special Groups

High Country Gardens Introduction

Ideal Region

West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest

Planting Time

Spring / Summer, Fall


Giant Sacaton