Schizachyrium scoparium, 'Itasca', MN Ecotype
Little Bluestem, ‘Itasca’, MN 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.
General Product Information:
Item Number: SCHSCO07
Species Type: Native
Erosion Control & Revegetation, Grasses & Grass-like Species, Uplands & Meadows
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Purplish seedheads.
Habitat: Old fields, roadsides, riverside prairies, open woods, slopes, meadows.
Bloom Period: August to October
Foliage Color: Grayish-green
Height: Up to 4.4 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: Up to 6 lb
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy