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Author:Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.
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Panicum virgatum Alamo (Alamo Switchgrass seed) Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.

Panicum virgatum


Switch Grass, Switchgrass

In Stock: 28.646 lb (Total:28.646lb)
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Growing Info

Scarification: Add moisture, soak in warm water
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Looking for a native, deep-rooted, warm-season grass that can be used for range and pasture land, wind barriers, biofuel, and protection for lands subject to overflow and inundation? Look no further than Panicum virgatum 'Alamo' Switch Grass. This stiff-stemmed, upright growth is highly rated for wildlife nesting, brood rearing, and winter cover habitat, and the extensive root system provides an excellent stabilizing force for soil erosion and control. Switchgrass tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and is acclaimed as a conservation plant for erosion control, pasture and hayland planting, wildlife habitat, and native prairie restoration. With interest growing in switchgrass as a renewable biofuel resource, this plant can also be grown for biomass production for ethanol, fiber, electricity, and heat production and for biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Choose the best variety for your geographic area to ensure yield, quality, and long-term winter survival. Find out more at switchgrass.nl.

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