Andropogon hallii

Andropogon hallii

Sand bluestem

Previous scientific name(s): Andropogon gerardii var. incanescens, Andropogon gerardii var. paucipilus, Andropogon hallii var. incanescens

Similar to A. gerardii but is more strongly rhizomatous and occurs on sandier sites. Excellent palatability and very productive. Useful for controlling erosion of sand dunes and other blowout areas.

Varieties: 
Woodward

A leafy variety with good forage production. A medium tall strain. (Released 1955, source of ecotype: Woodward, KS, and Clovis, NM)

Elida

Well adapted to sandy sites in the southwest plains. Good seed yielder with superior vigor during establishment. (Released 1963, source of ecotype: Elida, NM)

Variety Release Notes: 
Garden

A vigorous, tall leafy type. Good seed yields. Very well adapted to sandy sites, particularly in Nebraska and South Dakota. (Released 1960, source of ecotype: NE and SD)

Chet
Goldstrike

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Marginal
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
17.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
113,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes