Schizachyrium scoparium, Fort Indiantown Gap-PA Ecotype
Little Bluestem, Fort Indiantown Gap-PA Ecotype

A long-lived bunchgrass with dense roots that 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; a source of food and cover for wildlife; grows with open exposed surfaces that host ground nesting pollinators.

General Product Information:

Item Number: SCHSCO08
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Purplish seedheads.
Habitat: Old fields, roadsides, riverside prairies, open woods, slopes, meadows.
Bloom Period: July to October
Foliage Color: Grayish-green
Height: Up to 4.9 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: 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: $19.20/lb (PLS)


This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes


Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden Mix

PA Coastal Plain Province Riparian Mix

PA Coastal Plain Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA Piedmont Province Riparian Mix

PA Piedmont Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA New England Province Riparian Mix

PA Valley & Ridge Province Riparian Mix

PA Valley & Ridge Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA Southern Allegheny Plateau Province Riparian Mix

PA Southern Allegheny Plateau Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA Northern Allegheny Plateau Province Riparian Mix

PA Northern Allegheny Plateau Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA Central Lowland Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA Central Lowland Province Riparian Mix

Rain Garden Grass Mix

MD Coastal Plain UPL Meadow Mix

MD Lower Midland UPL Meadow Mix

MD Lower Midland UPL Grass Mix

MD Upper Midland Grass Mix

MD Mountain UPL Meadow Mix

MD Mountain UPL Grass Mix

MD Upper Midland UPL Meadow Mix

Virginia Gentleman’s Mix

Maryland Upland Mix

Showy Northeast Native Wildflower & Grass Mix

Warm Season Grass Mix

MD Coastal Plain UPL Grass Mix

VA Northern Coastal Plain UPL Meadow Mix

PA New England Province UPL Meadow Mix

PA Blue Ridge Province Riparian Mix

PA Blue Ridge Province UPL Meadow Mix

VA Outer Coastal Plain UPL Meadow Mix

PA Coastal Plain Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Central Lowland Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Piedmont Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Blue Ridge Province UPL Grass Mix

PA New England Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Southern Allegheny Plateau Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Valley & Ridge Province UPL Grass Mix

PA Northern Allegheny Plateau Province UPL Grass Mix



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