Andropogon gerardii, 'Niagara'
Big Bluestem, ‘Niagara’
Warm season bunchgrass; used for erosion control in sand and gravel pits, mine spoil, and on roadsides; contributes to diversified biomass production; high quality livestock forage; provides food and cover for wildlife.
General Product Information:
Item Number: ANDGER01
Species Type: Native
Biomass, Erosion Control & Revegetation, Grasses & Grass-like Species, Uplands & Meadows, Wildlife Habitat & Food Plots
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: June to October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 8.1 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 20 in
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
Shade: Full Sun
Approximate seeds per lb: 144,000
Seeding Rate: Up to 6 lb
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy