Little Bluestem was originally the most abundant of all native grass. It grows well on deep, shallow, sandy, fine-textured or rocky soils in either uplands or lowlands. It is a favored winter forage in many areas. It is a small, non-spreading, clump-forming warm season grass with blue-green leaves that become reddish-brown at maturity. Fluffy silver seed heads are ornamental in the winter.
Little bluestem is more typically thought of as a plains grass, however, it is worth trying at higher elevations on south or west facing areas.
Height: 1-3 ft.
Var.: Aldous, Blaze, Camper, Cimmaron, Pastura
Call for the variety currently in stock.
Small Areas: 2-3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Larger Areas: 15-20 lbs. per acre drilled, 20-30 lbs. per acre broadcast