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Schizachyrium scoparium, 'Aldous' (Little Bluestem, 'Aldous') whole plant/field shot
Schizachyrium scoparium, 'Aldous' (Little Bluestem, 'Aldous') seed headSchizachyrium scoparium, 'Aldous' (Little Bluestem, 'Aldous') seed

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
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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
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU

Tolerances:

Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: No

Seed Information:

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

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Price: $16.00/lb


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