Little Bluestem – Schizachyrium scoparium

$14.00 - $24.00 lb

Little bluestem grows in sandy to clay soils typically on dry upland like hilltops and slopes. This warm-season annual can be utilized in land restoration, erosion control, wildlife nesting, and landscaping. Little bluestem will vary in height, color and flowering depending on location within the U.S. and Canada. The grasses will typically grow between 1’-3’ when mature.

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Plant Information

Common Name: Little Bluestem

Scientific Name: Schizachyrium scoparium

Varieties: Aldous, Itasca

  • ALDOUS: Aldous is a uniform tall grass that blooms in the late summer. This hardy grass is extremely drought tolerant and thrives in shallow soil sites that are in need of erosion control. Aldous is adapted to grow in various states and regions throughout the central and southeastern states in the U.S.
  • ITASCA: Itasca little bluestem is adapted to flourish in the upper Midwest in the states of, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Itasca shows enhanced vigor, leafiness and disease resistance.

Mature Height: 1′-3′

Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry

Seeding Rate: 6 lbs/acre

Planting Instructions: Site preparation is vital for allowing your seed to make clean contact with the soil, allowing for successful and uniform germination. Start with a clean, firm, weed-free seedbed to allow for uniform seed placement and an increased chance for faster establishment.

 

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