Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Andropogon zizanioides

Andropogon zizanioides

vet-ih-VER-ee-ah zih-zan-ee-OY-deez Audio

This beautiful ornamental grass has upright, glossy green foliage and interesting, animated leaf tips that resemble party favors. Evergreen to 25°F, these plants gain reddish purple hues in the fall and winter. This plant is extremely adaptable—it thrives in desert and damp conditions, it is used for erosion control, and it works well in containers or as a screen. It looks especially beautiful when backlit by the sun.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSunset-colored foliage in fall and winter. Very adaptable.

CareProvide full sun to light shade and most any soil.

PropagationStart seeds in a cold frame in spring or divide clumps in spring or early summer.


  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Grasses
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
View Comments


Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide