Call 800-722-8616 To Start Growing Today
Product Search
    Switchgrass - Blackwell

    Thumbnail Filmstrip of Switchgrass - Blackwell Images

      Purchase Switchgrass - Blackwell

      Switchgrass - Blackwell


      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.

      Blackwell is a cultivar released in 1944 by the Soil Conservation Service and Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Seed from a single plant was harvested in 1934 on a native prairie site near Blackwell, Oklahoma.


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


      Longevity: Perennial
      Season: Warm
      Height: 36" - 60"



      Rate Per Acre: 3.5
      Planting Dates: 12/1 - 6/1
      Seeds Per Pound: 389,000
      Bushel Weight: 55