Broom Sedge

Andropogon virginicus

  • Clump forming grass with an upright or vase shaped habit and dense fibrous roots.
  • Leaves are medium green and erect.
  • Foliage turns a lovely golden orange in fall and winter.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Spacing: 36-48 in
Zone: 5-9
Color: Green, Yellow

Interesting Notes about Andropogon virginicus:

Provides cover and nesting material for Quail and other birds.

On late winter afternoons, a field of Broom Sedge is quite a spectacle with glowing coppery foliage and silvery hairs that refract the sunlight. 

Prospers in sunny sites with disturbed or poor infertile soils.

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green
» Orange
» Red
» Yellow


» Full Sun
» Sun/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Dry Soil
» Moist, Well Drained


» Self seeds readily
» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer
» Winter