Purpletop

$24.00 per lb.

Purpletop Grass (Tridens flavus) is a tall native warm season bunchgrass consumed by all grazing livestock. It is a robust plant with purple seed heads.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
Botanical Name

Tridens flavus

Life Cycle

Perennial

Sowing Depth

1/4”

Seeding Rate

10 – 15 lbs. per acre

Germination

30 – 90 days

Soil

Dry soils, sandy to sandy loam, clay loam

Exposure

Sun

Height

3 – 6 feet

Blooming Period

August – October

Flower Color

Purple

Purpletop Grass (Tridens flavus), also known as Greasegrass, is a tall native warm season bunchgrass adapted to poor soils. Is consumed by all grazing livestock and does well in mixes of Indiangrass and Little Bluestem. A robust plant with purple seed heads in the fall and grows in old fields, open woods, powerlines and pastures. Beneficial for wildlife, especially for grazing, nesting material, attracts butterflies and larvae host. An important component of the Quail Plantation Mix and stands up well in snow and ice.

Tridens do well in all types of soils and it requires firm soil over seeds after planting to get good plant population.

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