Little Blue Stem is a native perennial warm season bunch grass 2-3' tall, tufted at the base with a dense root system and produces long-lived stands with purplish seed heads. A good grass for upland meadows, widely used for erosion control on droughty sites and provides food and cover for wildlife. Little Bluestem is an attractive prairie grass during the blooming period which occurs from late summer into the fall. Preference is full sun and will tolerate different kinds of soil, clay-loam, gravel, or sand. Less fertile soil is preferred because of the reduced competition from taller vegetation. While the stems of other grasses become matted during the winter, it remains conspicuously upright.
- Soil Types:Wide variety well-drained
- Seeding Rate: 8-10 lbs. per acre
- Planting Depth: ¼ inch
- Planting Date: May-July