Schizachyrium scoparium, Fort Indiantown Gap-PA Ecotype

Little Bluestem, Fort Indiantown Gap-PA Ecotype

Long-lived bunchgrass; dense roots can grow to 8' deep; good for upland meadows where sight lines are important; used for erosion control on droughty sites; provides summer forage for livestock; source of food and cover for wildlife; grows with open exposed surfaces that host ground nesting pollinators.

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General Product Information
  • Species:
    Little Bluestem, Fort Indiantown Gap-PA Ecotype
  • Species Type:
    Native
  • Product Categories:
  • Characteristics:
    Purplish seedheads.
  • Habitat:
    Old fields, roadsides, riverside prairies, open woods, slopes, meadows.
  • Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Bloom Period:
    Summer/Fall
  • Typical Height:
    4.4 ft
  • Minimum Root Depth:
    12 in
  • pH:
    5.0 – 8.4
Indicator Regions
  • Northcentral & Northeast:
    FACU
  • Midwest
    FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
    FACU
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
    FACU
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Tolerances
  • Shade:
    Full Sun
  • Drought:
    High
  • Salt:
    No
Seed Information
  • Approximate seeds per lb:
    241,000
  • Seeding rate per acre in a mix:
    Up to 6 lb
  • Truax Seedbox:
    Fluffy
Included in mixes

$16.80/lb

Description

The native wildflowers and grasses in this mix provide an attractive display of color from spring to fall. Designed for mesic to upland sites and full sun to lightly shaded areas. This mix will attract a variety of pollinators and songbirds. Mix formulations are subject to change without notice depending on the availability of existing and new products. While the formula may change, the guiding philosophy and function of the mix will not.

Additional information

BloomPeriodSrchTrm

Spring/Summer, Summer, Summer/Fall

ColorSearchTerms

Purple, Red, White, Yellow

FoliageColor
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LifeCycle

Perennial

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