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      Switchgrass is a robust native warm season perennial grass that can grow 36 to over 72 inches tall. It is considered one of the four highly desirable tall grasses along with little bluestem, big bluestem, and Indiangrass. Switchgrass provides nutritious and palatable grazing for livestock and good forage. Switchgrass is utilized by birds for food and nesting cover. Switchgrass is a decreaser in long-term heavily grazed pastures.

      Alamo is a cultivar of switchgrass released from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service James E. "Bud" Smith Plant Materials Center in Knox City, Tx in 1978. It prefers deep soils that are poorly drained and sandy to clay loam soil structures.


      Common Name: Switchgrass
      Variety: Alamo
      Genus: Panicum
      Species: virgatum
      Origin: North America


      Longevity: Perennial
      Season: Warm
      Height: 36" - 96"



      Rate Per Acre: 2
      Planting Dates: 12/1 - 6/1
      Seeds Per Pound: 445,000
      Bushel Weight: 55