Andropogon glomeratus (Walter) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Andropogon glomeratus is a grass.
Andropogon glomeratus was already described and the name validly published by Thomas Walter. It was Nathaniel Lord Britton, Emerson Ellick Sterns and Justus Ferdinand Poggenburg, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1888.
The grasses reach heights of 80 to 150 centimetres.
Andropogon glomeratus is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Andropogon glomeratus produces spikes of white flowers from August to September.
The grasses produce brown caryopses in autumn.
The plants form fibrous roots.
Andropogon glomeratus is native to California and New Mexico.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. They prefer sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 5 and 6,3. The plants need a soil depth of at least 30 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- high: city climate
The recommended planting distance is 50 to 60 centimetres.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.