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Star Seed, Inc.
PO Box 228
101 Industrial Ave.
Osborne, KS 67473
Little bluestem is a warm-season, medium-sized, leafy bunchgrass. It normally grows from 2 to 4 feet in height and produces small fluffy seeds.
ALDOUS is tall, leafy, vigorous, medium-late in maturity, and produces abundant forage under favorable conditions. It is recommended for use in central and eastern Kansas and Oklahoma.
CAMPER is a moderately-late maturing variety with a broad genetic composition. It is recommended for Nebraska and parts of Oklahoma and Texas.
CIMARRON is a tall, leafy composite of several strains of little bluestem from southwest Kansas and parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.
AREA OF ADAPTATION: This native grass is very wide-spread in the Southwest Great Plains and is found in many range sites from low to high elevations. It is considered a valuable grass and should be used for reseeding on range sites where it is listed as an important decreaser.
PLANTING: The chaffy seed is best planted with grass drills. Planting depth should not exceed 1.3 cm (1/2 inch) on fine textured soils and 1.9 cm (3/4 inch) on course soils. Seed in March or April in the Southern Great Plains, and April or May in the Central and higher Western Great Plains areas. Broadcast plantings require doubling the seeding rate.
SEEDING RATES: 2.5 to 4.5 lbs. PLS/acre
NUMBER OF SEED: 260,000 per lb.
IMAGE: Haddock, Michael John. Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas. University Press of Kansas, 2005.