Prairie Cordgrass

spartina pectinata
Turns from green, to orange and yellow with a tint of purple when flowering. 5-7 feet tall!

Prairie Cordgrass - Prairie Cordgrass  - Prairie Cordgrass

Purchase Prairie Cordgrass

PLS lb $111.50
20+ : $110.00
Add To Cart

Height Range: 60 - 84 inches
Seeding Rate: Broadcast: 1 PLS Lb. / 2,000 sq ft | Drilled: 10-12 PLS Lbs. / Ac
Seeds Per Pound: 150000

Prairie Cordgrass is a native warm-season, sod forming grass also called "rip gut" due to its saw toothed leaf margins at maturity. This grass forms extremely dense stands, spreading by creeping rhizomes and seed produced on tillers 5-7 ft. tall. It grows best on deep, heavy lowland soils and also does well with other warm-season grasses on sub-irrigated sites. Livestock find it palatable when grazed early. Other uses include soil stabilization, erosion control, water filtering, wildlife habitat, and landscape. It does not grow well in the extreme Southeast or Southwest U.S.