Falfurrias Big Sacaton 

Falfurrias Big Sacaton 

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The Falfurrias Big Sacaton was originally collected near the town of Falfurrias in Brooks County. It is tolerant of highly alkaline-saline soils and poorly drained areas, making it an excellent species for restoration, erosion control, and use as a vegetative barrier. It also provides cover for wildlife. It is a coarse, upright bunchgrass that can grow from 3 to 8 feet tall. Leaves width can range from 1 to 2 1/2 inches wide and can grow up to 1 foot long. The pale flowers of big sacaton form in stiff, upright clusters 1 to 2 feet long. 

Used for restoration of saline soils and as erosion control and vegetative barrier.

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Our Texas Natives are certified "Selected Texas Native Germplasm" by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Each variety is of a specific ecotype of its species that was locally sourced from counties in Texas.


Planting: Plant in early spring (can be planted in the fall in areas with few cool-season weeds) at a rate of 1 lb. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep.


Soil: Can tolerate highly saline or alkaline soils and poorly drained areas


Height: 3-8 feet


Type: Warm Season Perennial


Region: Rio Grande Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Rolling Plains