Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 38 plants
Common Name: Big bluestem
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Mature Height: 96 inches
Seedhead Color: Green
Exposure: Full Sun
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 0.6-0.9
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 6 - 8 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at very low levels of 50-75 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants evenly moist.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Leaf spots, rusts
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Grown primarily for foliage.