Image Source : Haddock, Michael John. Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas. University Press of Kansas, 2005.

Botanical Name :
Schizachyrium scoparium

Planting Rate :
4 to 5 PLS lbs/acre

Plant Height :
2 to 4 ft.

Seed Count :
260,000 per lb.

Package Type

Price

Aldous - Pure Live Seed LB
$13.23
Camper - Pure Live Seed LB
$13.23
Itasca - Pure Live Seed LB
$14.55


Little Bluestem

Little bluestem is a warm-season, medium-sized, leafy bunchgrass. It normally grows from 2 to 4 feet in height and produces small fluffy seeds.

ALDOUS is tall, leafy, vigorous, medium-late in maturity, and produces abundant forage under favorable conditions.

AREA OF ADAPTATION: Aldous is adapted across the Mid-west and Upper Mid-wes and in many range sites from low to high elevations. It is considered a valuable grass and should be used for reseeding on range sites where it is listed as an important decreaser.

CAMPER is a moderately-late maturing variety with a broad genetic composition. It is recommended for Nebraska and parts of Oklahoma and Texas.

AREA OF ADAPTATION: This native grass is very wide-spread in the Southwest Great Plains and is found in many range sites from low to high elevations. It is considered a valuable grass and should be used for reseeding on range sites where it is listed as an important decreaser.

CIMARRON is a tall, leafy composite of several strains of little bluestem from southwest Kansas and parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

AREA OF ADAPTATION: This native grass is very wide-spread in the Southwest Great Plains and is found in many range sites from low to high elevations. It is considered a valuable grass and should be used for reseeding on range sites where it is listed as an important decreaser.

ITASCA has been developed to provide an adapted seed source with a broad genetic base for use in the upper Midwest, particularly Minnesota, eastern/central North Dakota, and eastern/central South Dakota. Itasca is expected to perform well on those soils/sites suitable for the species throughout regions of the upper Midwest and Northern Great Plains including Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, eastern Montana and northeast Wyoming.

AREA OF ADAPTATION: Itasca is suited for the upper mid-west.  In particular, Minnesota and the east half of both North and South Dakota.

PLANTING: The chaffy seed is best planted with grass drills. Planting depth should not exceed 1/4 inch on fine textured soils and 1/2 inch on course soils. Seed in April or May in the Central and higher Western Great Plains areas. Broadcast plantings require doubling the seeding rate.

SEEDING RATES: 4 to 5 lbs. PLS/acre

NUMBER OF SEED: 260,000 per lb.