Bad River Blue Grama

  • Warm-season perennial grass found natively in short-grass prairies throughout the Great Plains
  • Highly palatable forage grass for livestock
  • Once established this grass is palatable to livestock year around, but grazing should be deferred once every two to three years
  • Best forage production when annual precipitation is 12 to 14 inches during height of summer
  • Used in mixtures with other grasses for erosion control
  • Prolific root system spread widely in the surface soil, often to distances of 12 to 18 inches
  • Low-maintenance turf planting between wind break plantings drought-prone locations
  • Forms sod in northern and mountainous states, or in areas under heavy grazing pressure
  • Good drought, fair salinity and moderate alkalinity tolerance
  • Grows well in various soil conditions, from sandy to clay
  • Not tolerant of frequent flooding or submergence
  • Intolerant of shade and acidic soils

Height: 6” – 24”

Planting: Plant April to mid-May in the central Great Plains, slightly earlier in the southern Great Plains

  • Drilling: Drill 25 to 40 pure live seeds (PLS) per square foot or 1 to 3 pounds PLS per acre on firm, weed-free seed bed ¼” to ½” deep.
  • Broadcasting: If broadcasting seed, press 35 to 80 pure live seeds (PLS) per square foot or 1.5 to 6 pounds PLS per acre into the soil with a cultipacker.

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre: 4.0

PLS=Pure Live Seed

$32.00 / Pure Live Seed Pound


Our native grass and wildflower species for sale come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Midwest native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS) per lb.