Big Bluestem - Prairie Native

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Big Bluestem - Prairie Native

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - The monarch of the prairie, largely responsible for the formation of the famous prairie sod. Once covered thousands of square miles of the tallgrass prairie from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains. Lush green 3-8' plants change color at first frost to an attractive reddish-copper that lasts well into the winter. Thrives in almost any soil. Perennial. Hardy to zone 3.

Characteristics: 

  • Perennial and hardy to zone 3
  • Green plants grow to 3-8 feet
  • Changes color after frost to red-copper
  • Thrives in almost any soil types and drought tolerant
  • 250 Seeds per packet 

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in a warm area (70-85°F). Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in late April-June. Tolerates most moisture levels and withstands drought.

Alternatively Start Indoors - 8-10 weeks before the last frost.  

Sow 1/2" deep

Germination 14-20days

Thin 24" apart

Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability

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