La Crosse, Wisconsin

Native Grasses

Indiangrass
Indiangrass Seed, Big Bluestem Seed, Little Bluestem SeedSorghastrum nutans HABIT: Moist or dry fields, roadsides or serpentine barrens. Grows best in deep, well-drained soils. pH 5.0 to 7.8. Full Sun.

CHARACTERISTICS: A very decorative warm season bunchgrass that grows to 6 feet tall. Blooms from August to October. Reddish yellow color in winter.

SEEDING RATE: 10 lbs to 12 lbs. PLS per acre alone; 10% to 50% in a mix

Big Bluestem
Indiangrass Seed, Big Bluestem Seed, Little Bluestem Seed, Native Grass SeedAndropogon gerardii HABIT:Riverbanks, roadsides, and meadows. pH 6.0 to 7.5. Partial shade tolerant. Grows from 5 to 7 feet tall.

CHARACTERISTICS: A warm season bunchgrass that grows from 5 to 7 feet tall. Blooms from August to October. Yellow seed heads have very leafy foliage that turns to colorful hues of brown in winter. Often stays erect until spring.

SEEDING RATE: 8 lbs to 12 lbs. PLS per acre alone; 5% to 50% in a mix

Little Bluestem
Indiangrass Seed, Big Bluestem Seed, Little Bluestem Seed, warm Season Grass SeedAndropogon scoparius also Schizachyrium scoparius HABIT: Old fields, roadsides, slopes and meadows. pH 5.8 to 6.8. Partial shade tolerant.

CHARACTERISTICS: A warm season bunchgrass with a dense root system (reaching as deep as 8 feet) that grows from 2 to 3 feet tall. Blooms from July to October. Yellow seed heads have gray green foliage. Produces long lived stands.

SEEDING RATE: 8 lbs PLS per acre alone; 10% to 30% in a mix

Switchgrass
Indiangrass Seed, Big Bluestem Seed, Little Bluestem Seed, Switchgrass SeedPanicum virgatum HABIT: Sandy shores, open woods, prairies and brackish marshes. pH 4.5 to 7.5. Full Sun.

CHARACTERISTICS: A warm season bunchgrass that spreads by short rhizomes and grows from 4 to 6 feet tall. Blooms from July to September.

SEEDING RATE: 8 lbs to 10 lbs. PLS per acre alone; 10% to 20% in a mix

Sideoats Grama
Indiangrass Seed, Big Bluestem Seed, Little Bluestem Seed, Sideoats Grama SeedBouteloua curtipendulaHABIT: Serpentine
barrens, dry, calcerous clearings, dry prairies, sand hills and other dry, rocky or sandy soils. pH 5.5 to 7.8. Full sun. Drought tolerant.

CHARACTERISTICS: A hardy, rapidly emerging warm season bunchgrass that spreads by short rhizomes, reproduces only by seed and growns to 2 feet tall. Blooms from July to September. Narrow leaves form a curly mass of bunch sod.

SEEDING RATE: 10 lbs to 12 lbs. PLS per acre alone; 5% to 25% in a mix

Canada Wildrye
Indiangrass Seed, Big Bluestem Seed, Little Bluestem Seed, Canada Wildrye SeedElymus Canadensis HABIT: Alluvial thickets and open fields. Establishes best in well-drained soil. pH 5.0 to 7.9. Partial shade tolerant.CHARACTERISTICS: A cool season bunchgrass that grows from 3 to 6 feet tall. Blooms from June to August. Seed heads are 6 to 8 in. long with 2 spikelets at each node that produce small grain seeds, year-around foliage.

SEEDING RATE: 15 lbs PLS per acre alone; 10% to 25% in a mix

Also Available:
GRASSES
FORBES
  • Buffalo Grass
  • Blue Grama
  • SandLovegrass
  • SandDropseed
  • TallWheatgrass
  • SlenderWheatgrass
  • IntermediateWheatgrass
  • Western Wheatgrass
  • Pubescent Wheatgrass
  • Partridge Pea
  • Green Needle Grass
  • June Grass
  • Prairie Cordgrass
  • Sheep Fescue
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Yellow Coneflower
  • Purple Prairieclover
  • Ox-eye Sunflower
  • Wild Bergamot
  • Showy Tick Trefoil
  • Maximillian Sunflower

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