Andropogon gerardii, 'Niagara' (Big Bluestem, 'Niagara') whole plant/field shot
Andropogon gerardii, 'Niagara' (Big Bluestem, 'Niagara') seed headAndropogon gerardii, 'Niagara' (Big Bluestem, 'Niagara') bloomAndropogon gerardii, 'Niagara' (Big Bluestem, 'Niagara') seed

Andropogon gerardii, 'Niagara'
Big Bluestem, ‘Niagara’

A warm season bunchgrass; used for erosion control in sand and gravel pits, mine spoil and on roadsides; contributes to diversified biomass production; a high quality livestock forage; provides food and cover for wildlife.

General Product Information:

Item Number: ANDGER01
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Blue nodes; yellow seedheads; foliage turns to colorful hues of brown in the winter.
Habitat: Riverbanks, roadsides, meadows, open woods, savannas, tallgrass prairies.
Bloom Period: July to October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 10.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 20 in
pH: 5.0 – 7.0

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Midwest: FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC

Tolerances:

Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: Moderate

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 144,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 50.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy

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Price: $13.20/lb (PLS)


This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes


Multi-functional Native Pasture Mix

Multi-Purpose/Multi-Year Wildlife Food & Shelter Mix

Biodiverse Polyculture Mix for Biomass Production & Wildlife Habitat

PA Coastal Plain Province Riparian Mix

PA Piedmont Province Riparian Mix

PA New England Province Riparian Mix

PA Valley & Ridge Province Riparian Mix

PA Southern Allegheny Plateau Province Riparian Mix

PA Northern Allegheny Plateau Province Riparian Mix

MD Coastal Plain UPL Meadow Mix

MD Lower Midland UPL Meadow Mix

MD Lower Midland UPL Grass Mix

MD Upper Midland Grass Mix

MD Mountain Riparian Mix

VA Northern Piedmont UPL Grass Mix

MD Upper Midland UPL Meadow Mix

Eastern West Virginia Riparian Buffer Mix

Eastern West Virginia Steep Slope Mix

Native Steep Slope Mix w/Annual Ryegrass

Riparian Buffer Mix

Eastern Native Habitat & CREP Mix

Annual & Perennial Wildlife Food Plot Mix

Plateau Tolerant Wildflower & Grass Mix

Floodplain Mix

Seasonally Flooded Wildlife Food Mix

Native Upland Wildlife Forage & Cover Meadow Mix

Ernst Native Habitat for Strip Mines Mix

Ernst Native Biomass Mix for Strip Mines & Gas Production Sites

MD Coastal Plain UPL Grass Mix

MD Coastal Plain Riparian Mix

MD Lower Midland Riparian Mix

Fall Multi-Purpose/Multi-Year Wildlife Food & Shelter Mix

PA Blue Ridge Province Riparian Mix

VA Northern Ridge & Valley Riparian Mix

VA Northern Piedmont UPL Meadow Mix

VA Southern Ridge & Valley UPL Meadow Mix

VA Northern Ridge & Valley UPL Meadow Mix

VA Northern Piedmont Riparian Mix

VA Southern Ridge & Valley Riparian Mix

PA Coastal Plain Province UPL Grass Mix

Native Steep Slope Mix w/Grain Rye

Native Steep Slope Mix w/Grain Oats

PA Piedmont Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Blue Ridge Province UPL Grass Mix

PA New England Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Southern Allegheny Plateau Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Valley & Ridge Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Northern Allegheny Plateau Province UPL Grass Mix



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