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      Bushy Bluestem - Native


      Bushy bluestem is a warm-season perennial bunch grass native to North and South America. It grows 24 to 72 inches tall and changes color throughout the year from blue-green during growing season to golden tan at maturity. Bushy bluestem is found in low moist areas in various locations coast to coast in the United States.

      Bushy bluestem is a prolific seed producer and spreads well in riparian areas. Bushy bluestem can provide fair forage for cattle. It is foraged by wildlife and used a cover. Despite these uses, its greatest value may be its role as an early stabilizer.


      Common Name: Bushy Bluestem
      Variety: Native
      Family: Poaceae
      Genus: Andropogon
      Species: glomeratus
      Origin: North America
      Texas Native: Yes


      Longevity: Perennial
      Season: Warm
      Height: 36" - 72"
      Bloom Period: August - November


      PH Range: 4.5 - 6.5
      Annual Rainfall/Irrigation: > 25"
      Light Requirement: 6 - 8+


      Rate Per Acre: 10 - 12
      Planting Dates: 12/1 - 6/1
      Seeds Per Pound: 205,000
      Planting Depth: 1/4 " - 3/4"