WELCOME TO THE
SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS
PO BOX 688, 7519 E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116 303-688-3042 EXT. 100
Native to approximately eastern two-thirds of U.S. including the Great Plains states. Warm season, bunching, sod-former. Culms 3 to 5" tall. Wide leaves up to 24" long.
Thrives on deep moist soils, from clay to coarse sandy textures.
Tolerant of moderate salinity and moderate acidity. Fair drought
tolerance. Tolerates some flooding, underground water tables,
imperfect drainage. Is winter-hardy, adapted from near sea level
to 7000' elevation. Starts growth in late spring and matures in
late summer or early fall.
Used in mixtures for graze forage and hay production. Often in
pure stands or in mixtures with bluestems, and switchgrass. Manage
to give periodic rest during growing season. Very palatable in
summer. Tolerates winter grazing but not as palatable.
|Planting||Plant seed 1/4 - 34" in firm seedbed. Weed control may be necessary by cutting or herbicides. Protect new seedlings from grazing until plants are well established.|