Giant Sacaton

(Sporobolus wrightii) 

Giant Sacaton is a tall, coarse bunchgrass confined mainly to bottomland sites that are subject to occasional flooding. It is found throughout the southern desert resource areas and in a few locations at lower elevations in the adjoining areas. There are scattered stands near Tucumcari, New Mexico. It occurs on fine-textured soils. Giant Sacaton is palatable when green and succulent, but is not relished, because it becomes harsh and coarse as it reaches maturity. It provides abundant forage and high beef yields per acre in areas where it’s utilized to its best advantage. As a single plant, Giant Sacaton makes an attractive ornamental, and once established requires very little care. Some plants attain a height of 244 cm (96 in.).

Giant Sacaton seed is fine and heavy, similar in appearance but smaller than Alkali Sacaton. Depth of planting should not be over 1.3 cm (½ in.). Planting should be done when soil temperatures have warmed.


1.1 kg PLS/hectare
1 lbs. PLS/acre



2,000,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)


Alkali Sacaton
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Green Sprangletop
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Prairie Sandreed
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