Ornamental Grasses
Q.

big bluestem grasses

Zone 3 i think...central minnesota | npxx3 added on August 6, 2015 | Answered

I live in a region with very sandy soil. We have an abundance of big bluestem grasses in the area. Is it possible to take the tops off the plant, which contain seeds, and plant in a different area with simular soil conditions? Or do you need to purchase seeds from a plant company? Thanks for any information you could provide.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 6, 2015

Big bluestem grass seed can be purchased or harvested right from the seed heads. Collect seed heads when they are dry in September to October. Place the seed heads in paper bags in a warm area to dry for two to four weeks. Big bluestem grass should be planted after winter’s worst has passed so you will need to store the seed. Store it for up to seven months in a jar with a tightly sealed lid in a dark room.

For more information on big bluestem grass, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/big-bluestem-grass/big-bluestem-grass-information-and-tips.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Ornamental Grasses
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More