Seeds - Little Bluestem OG (SGH)

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Description: One of the most popular prairie grasses for urban landscapes! Plants boast fluffy white seed heads and orangey stems in fall. Host for Skipper butterflies.

Pack Size: 60 seeds

Seed Source: Organic

Latin Name: Schizachyrium scoparium
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Main Uses: Ornamental, naturescape, prairie reclamation
Zone Hardiness: Zone 3
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 60 - 75 cm (24 - 30 inches)
Flower Color: Feathery white
Flowering Time: Late summer

Germination: 18 - 28 days at 21°C.
Sowing:  Indoors 8 - 12 weeks before the last frost. Little Bluestem benefits from a period of cold before sowing. Place the seeds into a moistened paper towel and enclose them in a freezer bag (leave slightly open);  place in the crisper (in the fridge). Once the cold period is complete, sow gently into organic potting mix in a warm, bright location indoors. T

For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. 
Planting depth: Gently press the seeds into the starter mix.
Planting Out: Transplant to the garden in early June.
Spacing: 30 cm (12”). Suitable for garden beds or large containers.

Growing in Containers: Well-suited to large containers as well as raised beds.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Works well in larger mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. No further fertilizing is required.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Mature plants are drought tolerant. 

Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: 

  • Many species of Skipper butterflies.
  • Many other beneficial pollinators.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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