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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.
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
Our small business is located in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. We'd love to help you with any of our products and offerings.
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