Big Bluestem Seeds

Big Bluestem Seeds

Price Per Seed Packet: $2.00

Price Per Seed Pound: $12.00

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Big Bluestem Seeds Description

Big Bluestem Seeds are one of the warm season grasses. Big Bluestem Seeds are planted and have many purposes.

  • Erosion Control
  • Livestock
  • Ethnobotanic
  • Landscaping
  • Pollinators
  • Restoration
  • Wildlife

Big Bluestem Seeds have fluffy seeds that are oblong and this warm season grass can grow 6-8 feet tall. Flowering can range from July-October. Big Bluestem seed heads consist of 2-6 blooming racemes resembling a turkey foot. This is the reason that you will sometimes hear big bluestem called turkey foot. Big bluestem is also known as bluejoint, bluejoint beardgrass, and poptillo gigante.

Big Bluestem Seeds grow best in moist, well-drained sandy and clay loam soils. Big bluestem dominated the prairies of the central and eastern United States.

Big Bluestem Seeds Planting Instructions

Big Bluestem Seeds should be planted in a moist, firm planting site free of weeds. You can firm the soil before you plant the big bluestem seed with a roller packer. This will help ensure the Big Bluestem Seeds are placed at the recommended seeding depth of 1/8-1/4 inch. You will need to be sure to pack after planting if you use a broadcast spreader to spread your Big Bluestem Seeds.

The most common cause of failure to grow warm season grasses including Big Bluestem Seeds is a loose seedbed and improper seed placement.

Prescribed burns increase vigor in the plant of the big bluestem seed and improve its ability to control erosion and increase forage production.