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Little Bluestem Grass Seeds

Product Size SKU Price Quantity
1/4 Pound 8 Pounds per acre SCSQP
Price: $9.95
1 Pound 8 Pounds per acre SCSLB
Price: $37.95
5 Pounds 8 Pounds per acre SCSLB5
Price: $179.95

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Quick Overview

This attractive grass produces purplish plumes with grey/green foliage. Little Bluestem can be planted for erosion control and will attract wildlife. Perennial. (Schizachyrium scoparium)
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SKU SCS
Common Name Little Bluestem
Botanical Name Schizachyrium scoparium
Plant Type Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Planting Time Warm Season
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 8 lbs per acre
Seeds Per Pound 200,000
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native N/A
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Advantages Groundcover, Erosion Control
Additional Information Good for upland meadows where sight lines are important. Used for erosion control. Provides food and cover for wildlife and summer forage for livestock. Mixes well with wildflowers.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Little Bluestem prefers full sun and is extremely drought tolerant. It blooms from July to October.
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5.0

Very Pleased

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from North Carolina

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        Comments about American Meadows Little Bluestem Grass Seeds:

        I purchased 50 acres of land last year and have about 2 acres that were clear cut and barren. I am trying to restore natural habitat for wildlife, so picked little bluestem as one of the grasses to add. Instead of broad casting seed, I used my seed and grew individual pots of little bluestem and have transplanted them onto my land. I was very happy with the germination of the seed and so far all of my transplants are growing on what was barren soil.

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        4.0

        Very nice

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        from Bay city mi

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              Comments about American Meadows Little Bluestem Grass Seeds:

              This turned out really nice

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              5.0

              Great color & texture !

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              from Pulaski,Wi

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              • Good germination rate

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                • Mixed with wildflowers

                Comments about American Meadows Little Bluestem Grass Seeds:

                Using it in with the wildflower seeds to define the borders of our 3 acres.

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                5.0

                Great mixed with the wildflower seeds

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                from Pulaski,Wi.

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                • Excellent germination rat

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                    Comments about American Meadows Little Bluestem Grass Seeds:

                    Creating a natural no-mow zone around our property.
                    Great color.

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                    How-To Guides

                    When to Plant

                    Planting Grass Seed in Fall or Spring:

                    The ideal time to plant grass seed varies by hardiness zone, but is usually in the spring, once temperatures have reached a consistent 60 F and there is no more danger of frost. Grass can be planted through the end of July but no later. If you’re planting in the fall, wait until after there have been a few killing frosts so the seeds you plant will lie dormant until the spring.

                    Planting as a Cover Crop or Green Manure:

                    If you’re planting grasses, legumes or clover to replenish nutrients, suppress weeds or more, we recommend planting in early to mid fall. Let the grass grow until frost. Come spring, mow the grass before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.

                    What Plants are Best for Cover Crops?

                    Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.

                    Planting Rates: How Much Seed Do I Need?

                    Planting rates, depending on the size of the seed. A larger seed (such as a Fescue) can be seeded at 10lbs/1,000 square feet. A smaller seed (such as a Bluegrass) can be seeded as low as 2lbs/1,000 square feet. To see planting rates for each individual variety, please view the following chart. If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.

                    VarietyTypeCoverage 500 Ft²Coverage 1000 Ft²
                    Alsike CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Austrian Winter PeaCover Crop/Legume1 LB1 1/2 LB
                    Blue Grama GrassWarm Season2 LB4 LB
                    Buffalo GrassWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Canada Wild Rye GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Chewings Fescue Cool Season1/2 LB1 LB
                    Common VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
                    Creeping Red FescueCool Season2 LB4 LB
                    Crimson CloverCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
                    Crown VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 LB
                    Dutch White CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Hairy VetchCover Crop/Legume1/2 LB1 1/4 LB
                    Hard Fescue GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Little Bluestem GrassWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Low Work & Water Grass Mixture5 LB10 LB
                    Medium Red CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    No Mow Lawn GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB5 LB
                    Northeast Native GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Partridge PeaCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Perennial Rye GrassCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Sheep FescueCool Season 1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Short Grass Seed MixtureGrass Mixture1/2 LB1/2 LB
                    Smooth BromegrassCool Season1/2 LB1 LB
                    Southeast Native GrassGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Switchgrass ShelterWarm Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Tall Grass Seed MixGrass Mixture1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Timothy GrassCool Season1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Vernal Alfalfa Cover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    White Ladino CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB
                    Winter Rye GrassCover Crop/Legume2 LB4 LB
                    Yellow Blossom CloverCover Crop/Legume1/4 LB1/2 LB

                    Preparing the Area for Planting

                    We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add a product to help aerate your soil (such as LazyMan Liquid GoldTM) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.

                    Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

                    After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended seeded rate. See the back of the this guide for seeding rates. To make sure you’re spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking North to South and 1/2 of the seed walking Easy to West.

                    If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth.

                    Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum thickness of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, sterilized straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover Seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.

                    Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.

                    Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. This information can be found on our website at the specific product page. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times -- the seedlings will be somewhat tender.

                    After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

                    It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow. Be patient. If you have any questions about germination time or planting, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 309-7333

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                    Most orders ship within 5 business days.

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                    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 5 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.