Schizachyrium scoparium, 'Aldous'
Little Bluestem, ‘Aldous’
Good for upland meadows where sight lines are important; used for erosion control on droughty sites; provides food and cover for wildlife and summer forage for livestock; grows with open exposed surfaces that host nesting pollinators.
General Product Information:
Item Number: SCHSCO02
Species Type: Native
Erosion Control & Revegetation, Grasses & Grass-like Species, Uplands & Meadows
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A long-lived bunchgrass with a dense root system (reaching as deep as 8'); purplish seedheads.
Habitat: Old fields, roadsides, slopes, meadows.
Bloom Period: July to October
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Height: Up to 3.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 12 in
pH: 5.0 – 8.4
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
Shade: Full Sun
Approximate seeds per lb: 241,000
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 8 lb per acre. When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 10.0% and not more than 67.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy