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Andropogon gerardii, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype (Big Bluestem, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype) whole plant/field shot
Andropogon gerardii, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype (Big Bluestem, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype) seed headAndropogon gerardii, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype (Big Bluestem, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype) bloomAndropogon gerardii, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype (Big Bluestem, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype) seed

Andropogon gerardii, 'Southlow'-MI Ecotype
Big Bluestem, ‘Southlow’-MI Ecotype

A warm season bunchgrass that is 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: ANDGER10
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 7.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 20 in
pH: 6.0 – 7.5

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)

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