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Native Grasses

Purple Top Grass


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         Purple Top Grass is a perennial, warm season bunchgrass with erect tufted culms. It is 35 to 75 inches tall.  Leaf blades are flat, often less than 1/2 inch wide and 10 to 27 inches long, lax, smooth, and glossy green. It is consumed by all grazing livestock and is well adapted to shallow, droughty, infertile soil and provides forage in the summer and on sites where cool season forages do not produce well.  It can be planted alone or in mixes with other warm season grasses.

Planting Guide


  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):  10 – 25 lbs.

  • Seeding Rate (In Mix/Acre):    

  • Seeding Depth(Inches):       ¼ 

  • Life Cycle:     Perennial

  • Seeding Dates:  Northern:   Spring



Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.


Product Specifications

Sku: Purple-Top-Grass
Release Date: 10/08/09

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