Flora Fauna Farm
Alkali Sacaton grass, 'Windbreaker'
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8-10' tall x 6' wide at maturity. Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker' Paul Bunyan of our native ornamental grasses, its giant size surpassing even Cortaderia (Pampas grass) in stature. Originally bred at the Los Lunas Agriculture Experiment station for use as a non-woody windbreak in western commercial vegetable fields, 'Windbreaker' is larger and has much showier flowering spikes than is exhibited in its unimproved native form. This selection is a great substitute for other large growing Old World grasses that can be invasive. With its spectacular summer-blooming flower spikes, this giant form of Sporobolus can serve as a specimen plant to enjoy or may be planted in a row to create a living fence or windbreak. Cut back old stems to 2-3” above ground-level in mid-spring.