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Cave-n-Rock Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum
SKU: 835865004258-835865008423-835865080832
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Cave-n-Rock switchgrass is a perennial, warm season native grass that grows an average of 3-5 feet tall, but in some regions, can reach up to 6 feet tall at maturity. It is highly adaptable to a wide range of soils and growing conditions. Cave-n-Rock is known to provide excellent nesting, brood rearing, and winter cover for pheasants and other birds due to its upright growth and stiff stems. Once established, its extensive root system also provides excellent soil erosion control and stabilization. It is commonly planted for wildlife habitat, pasture, rangeland, as a wind barrier, and as a promising new use for biofuel production.

For more information on switchgrass and the best establishment practices, see our article “How to Establish and Maintain a Switchgrass Stand”.

Disclaimer: If you are looking to use this seed in an official CRP (or other) application, please contact us to ensure that all the requirements will be met before ordering.

Supported Species Cattle, Goats, Deer, Upland Game Birds, Wetland Game Birds
Primary Usage Hay, Pasture, Wildlife, Erosion Control, Native/Restoration, Screen


Sun Requirement Full Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained, Moderately Drained, Holds Moisture
Soil pH 5.8-7.0
Days to Maturity 95-105 Days
Height when mature 3-5 Feet

Perform a soil test for exact recommendations.

Hardiness Hardy

Planting Dates

Northern Zone Mid/Late Spring
Early/Mid Summer
Mid/Late Fall
Transitional Zone Mid/Late Spring
Early/Mid Summer
Mid/Late Fall
Southern Zone Item Not Recommended for this Climate

Planting Requirements

Planting Depth 1/4-1/2 inch
Seeding Rate

7-10 lbs./acre

Northern Zone -60 To -10 F
-50 To -23 C
Transitional Zone -10 To 20 F
-23 To -6 C
Southern Zone 20 To 70 F
-6 To 21 C

How To Plant

    Planting Requirements

    Planting Depth 1/4-1/2 inch
    Seeding Rate

    7-10 lbs./acre

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    Do you guys offer this in 25lbs anymore?
    Our Cave-N-Rock is available in 1 lb, 5 lbs, and 25 lbs bags. Thanks for the great question!
    Can this become an invasive grass that spreads into unwanted areas? I want to use this to screen an edge of a food plot but I don’t want it to take over the food plot.

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