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      Sand Bluestem - Native


      Sand bluestem is a warm-season perennial bunch grass native to North America. It grows 36 to 84 inches and changes color throughout the year from blue-green during growing season to red at maturity. Sand bluestem is similar in appearance to big bluestem and the two will occasionally hybridize.

      Sand bluestem is adapted throughout the great plains region on sandy, loamy sand, and sandy loam soils and is most commonly found from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi river.

      Sand bluestem is an excellent forage for livestock and wildlife and is very  palatable with high yield. It grows upright in large clumps and as such can provide excellent nesting habitat for birds and small mammals in the winter.


      Common Name: Sand Bluestem
      Variety: Native
      Family: Poaceae
      Genus: Andropogon
      Species: hallii
      Origin: North America


      Longevity: Perennial
      Season: Warm
      Height: 36" - 84"
      Bloom Period: June


      PH Range: 5.5 - 8.4
      Annual Rainfall/Irrigation: 14" or More
      Light Requirement: 6 - 8+


      Rate Per Acre: 6
      Planting Dates: 12/1 - 6/1
      Seeds Per Pound: 125,000
      Bushel Weight: 18
      Planting Depth: 1/8"