Aristida arizonica Vasey
Aristida arizonica is a grass.
Aristida arizonica was described by George Vasey in 1886. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively fast-growing grasses reach heights of 30 to 100 centimetres, they have a erect habit and have an upright habit. The main growing season is in summer.
Aristida arizonica is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is porous.
Flowers and Fruits
Aristida arizonica produces panicles of yellow flowers from July to August.
The grasses produce brown caryopses in summer.
Aristida arizonica is native to the Northwest of the US, the Southwest of the US, the southern Prairie States of the US and Mexico.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be comparatively poor with a pH between 5,5 and 7,5. The plants need a soil depth of at least 30 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4) and need a frost-free period of at least 23 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: anaerobic soil
- low: soil salinity, calcareous soil
- high: drought
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing.
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.