Santiago Germplasm Silver Bluestem

Santiago Germplasm Silver Bluestem

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Planting Rate:
 1-2 pounds PLS per acre

Latin Name: Bothriochloa laguroides (DC) Hert ssp. Torreyana (Steud.) Allred and Gould

Longevity: Perennial

Season: Warm

Origin: native


  • Santiago Germplasm silver bluestem is a warm season, clumping perennial. 
  • Foliage is 12 to 18 inches and can be green to blue-green in color. Inflorescence is silvery-white. 
  • Includes three distinct populations of silver bluestem, each increased in isolation to maintain genetic diversity of the wild populations.
  • Recommended for revegetation, roadside plantings, erosion control, and for rangeland seeding mixes.
  • Easily reestablished after drought, overgrazing, or surface disturbance.
  • Performs well in well-drained soils across a wide variety of soil textures. Not suited for planting in moist sites.
  • Areas planted to Santiago Germplasm should be deferred from grazing until plants are well established. 
  • No severe insect or disease problems have been observed in silver bluestem once established.

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