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.
Growers Note: Our Cave-N-Rock Switchgrass seed crop was harvested in the fall of 2021. Due to the nature of the species and the freshness of the seed crop, our current lot has a high rate of dormancy. Dormant seed is viable seed, but it may not germinate right at the time of planting. Please note our switchgrass seed is NOT stratified and to contact us for proper planting instructions, information on dormant seed, and how to reduce a percentage of the dormant seed.
Total Germination: 85% (56% dormant/hard seed)
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.
Perform a soil test for exact recommendations.
-50 To -23 C
-23 To -6 C
-6 To 21 C
How To Plant
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Deer Creek Seed Co. Warehouse
6115 Pepsi Way
Windsor, WI 53598, USA