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Big Bluestem, Kaw

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Andropogon gerardii
Big Bluestem is a tall, long-lived, rhizomatous, bunchgrass adapted to a wide range of soils. Big Bluestem is used for pasture, hay, native landscaping, wildlife cover and stabilization of disturbed areas. Big Bluestem, Kaw is a late-maturing variety recommended for the Great Plains and Midwest. The lower leaves are usually covered with a silky hair and curl when dry. Mature plants have a reddish color after frost. Seeding dates are March-April in the southern Great Plains and April-May in the central and northern Great Plains. Recommended planting depth is a ¼ inch to 1 inch on moderately coarse soils and slightly deeper on sand.

Growing Height: 36 to 72"
Min Yearly Rainfall: 18"
Seeds Per Pound: 165,000
Acre Rate: 15 lbs
Lbs per 1000sq feet: 2 lbs


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Growth: Upright

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Height: 18"+

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Planting: Summer

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Traffic: Medium

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Soil: Widely Adapted

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Water: Low Usage

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Weather: Warm Season

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