Varieties Available
CHEYENNE
LOMETA

INDIANGRASS

(Sorghastrum nutans)
Indiangrass is a long-lived, warm-season, tall native bunchgrass. Its adapted throughout the United States in most soil types from heavy clays to coarse sands. Indiangrass spreads by seed. Individual plants increase in size to large, dense bunches of underground rhizomes. Normally it is not found as a dominant species, but it is considered a valuable grass and should be used in reseeding on range sites.
Indiangrass provides excellent forage for livestock and wildlife and good cover for deer and gamebirds. It is often used in pure stands for hay and grazing as well as in native pasture blends. Indiangrass seed is chaffy and should be planted between 1/4 to 1/2 in. deep. Usually Indiangrass is seeded with the species with which it occurs naturally. Best seedling stands have been obtained where plantings were made on a clean-tilled, firm, well-prepared seedbed.

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General Characteristics

Growth Type

Bunch

Life Span 

Perennial

Growing Season

Warm Season

Native/Introduced

Native

Plant Height

3-6Feet

Cold Tolerence

Good

Drought Tolerence

Good

Salt Tolerance

Fair

Soil Type

Widely Adapted

Minimum Rainfall

16 inches

Planting Rate

4-6-pls#

Planitng Date

Dec. - June

Seed Type

Chaffy

Uses

Grazing
Wildlife Habitat
Erosion Control
Reclamation

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Planting rates above are for pure stands, if utilized in a blend decrease the seeding rate according to the percentage of the component in the blend.


CHEYENNE
A fine-leafed variety recommended for most of the Great Plains and the eastern states. Cheyenne is adapted to most soil types and where precipitation is at least 16 inches per year . Because of its extensive deep root system, it does well even in drought conditions. This variety is a good forage and seed producer and is highly recommended for range, pastures and for wildlife cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

LOMETA
Lometa is adapted to most soils in Texas, in areas where normal precipitation of at least 25 inches per year. Areas west of this should either be irrigated or receive additional water from runoff or overflow. Flowering occurs approximately 2 to 4 weeks later than other indiangrass selections presently available, thus extending quality grazing over a longer period. Due to its poor seed production it is more expensive and rarely available.

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