How to Grow Big Bluestem Grass From Seed

How to Grow Big Bluestem Grass From Seed

The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your Big Bluestem Grass Seeds!


This is probably the most popular native grass of the tallgrass prairie. It is a warm-season grass, so it does not really get going until the summer heat sets in. It grows very tall in fertile soil, and the stems turn a lovely rusty color in the late fall and into winter.


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How to Grow Big Bluestem Grass from Seed!


# 1 | Clear a spot for your new bluestem grass in average, well-drained soil that will receive partial sun/shade.


# 2 | Sow your Bluestem seeds just below the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly.


# 3 | Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should happen in about 3 weeks. The plant growss somewhat slowly at first because they have a very extensive root system.


#4| Once the plan is established it will self sow.


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