Little Bluestem - Prairie Native

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Little Bluestem - Prairie Native

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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Product description

The Seed Savers Exchange - A clump-forming shorter prairie grass that is good for erosion control. At one time grew in 45 states and was the most abundant grass in mid-America. Thick plants turn a striking orange-red in the fall and are topped by fluffy silvery-white seed heads. Provides cover and food for birds. Plants grow 2-3' tall in well-drained sand and loam. Perennial. Hardy to zone 3.

Characteristics: 

  • Perennial and hardy to zone 3
  • Plants grow to 2-3 foot tall clumps
  • Slightly blue foliage turns copper-red in the fall
  • Good for erosion control plantings
  • 250 Seeds per packet 

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in warm soil. Plant out after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June. Not recommended for clay soils.

Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring

Sow 1/2" deep

Germination 14-20 days

Thin 24" apart

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

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