RC Big Rock Switchgrass Seed (Panicum virgatum)

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RC Big Rock is a new late season variety of upland switchgrass developed from Cave-in-rock. Its distinct traits are a very tall height and high yield potential. RC Big Rock was genetically improved for upright growth habit and increased height. Its tall height provides a high-quality habitat for deer. It is a late-season switchgrass with approximately 9 days later maturity than Cave-in-rock. RC Big Rock is a large, seeded variety selected for reduced seed dormancy, increased seed weight and increased seedling vigor. It is an excellent food source for pheasants and quail. It has noteworthy winter hardiness for a late season variety. It grows well on diverse soil types and has a wide regional adaptation to the mid-west and northeast regions. It is well suited for forage, biomass, soil conservation and wildlife habitat applications.

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聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Warm-season perennial grass that is native to North America.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Grows best in areas that receive at least 30 inches of rainfall per year

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Grows to 6-8 feet in height.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Can be distinguished from other native grasses by the dense patch of hairs at the point where the leaf blade attaches to the sheath.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Foliage turns a beautiful yellow in the fall.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Could be planted on a highly erodible sites and field borders.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Longevity: Perennial.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Approximately 258,800 seeds/lb

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Planting Range: May 1-June 1 or fall seeding