(Bulk by the pound)
State grass for CO and NM. A warm season grass similar to Buffalo Grass. It has low water needs but a lower traffic tolerance and is slower to spread. It strongly prefers alkaline soils and full sun and has a great ability to withstand drought by going semi-dormant in dry spells. It has rather distinctive seed heads that provide an ornamental quality as well as a bluish-purple tint when young that turns to a straw color with maturity. Is often added to mixtures to aid in erosion control.
The seeding rate is 1-3 lb/1000 ft² or 3 lbs per acre for reclamation work
Zone: 6-7 (6500 ft max)
Min. Precipitation: 7”