This seed is sold as pure live seed (PLS). Pure live seed is the percentage of pure and viable seed in a given lot.
- Scientific Name: Pascopyrum smithii
- One of the best known and most commonly used native grasses. It is a longlived, cool season species that has coarse blue- green leaves with prominent veins.
- Should be planted 1/2 to 1 inch deep in fine to medium soil.
- This species should be seeded in early spring, late fall or in the period of late summer, early fall.
- Western Wheatgrass greens up in March or early April and matures in August.
- Palatable to deer only in spring.
- Performs poorly in the East and is not recommended for any use in the region.
- An excellent erosion control plant because of its spreading rhizomes. It is widely used in seed mixtures for range seeding, revegetation of saline and alkaline areas, and in critical areas for erosion control in the central and northern Great Plains region.
- Adaptable to fine and very fine soils
- Tolerates saline and saline-sodic soils, poor drainage and moderately severe drought. It will tolerate spring flooding, high water tables, and considerable silt deposition.
- Very cold hardy and can grow in partial shade.
Drill at 5-15 lbs (PLS)/acre
Broadcast at 10-25 lbs (PLS)/acre