Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii
Warm-season native grass king.

Big Bluestem - Big Bluestem

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PLS lb $13.50
20+ : $12.00
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Height Range: 48 - 72 inches
Seeding Rate: Broadcast: 1 PLS Lb. / 1,800 sq ft | Drilled: 10 PLS Lbs. / Ac
Seeds Per Pound: 165000

Many people call this the "King" of native grasses because of the quality and quantity of forage produced. It is a warm season, sod forming grass that prefers bottom land sites with good, well drained soils, but is adapted to many soil types. In a mix with other warm season forages, or in a solid stand by itself, this grass provides excellent forage, palatability, and nutrition for all classes of livestock. When left un-grazed or hayed, the mature plant turns a reddish purple color in the fall with a "turkey foot" seed head.

Bonanza Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii, Vitman This Big Bluestem cultivar is well adapted in the Great Plains and Midwest. It produces forage with high in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) that results in improved animal gains of 18 to 50 lbs. more per acre than previously available cultivars when utilized by beef cattle in well-managed grazing systems. Bonanza, developed for use in pastures during the hot months of summer, is an improved warm-season grass variety that increases beef production and net profit per acre. Use Bonanza by itself or in a mixture with other palatable and nutritious warm-season grasses.