Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge) [30 Seeds]
Germination Information: I suggest starting these seeds in a pot, gently pressed into the surface of moist growing medium, in a warm, bright place. If no seedlings appear after several weeks, consider giving the seeds an artificial chilling period (put the pot in a plastic bag and refrigerate it for 6 to 8 weeks) before removing the bag and moving the pot back to a warm, bright place.
Sowing in a pot in late fall to midwinter and setting the pot outdoors for germination when conditions are right is another option. (The winter-sowing approach can work well with this species.)
Transplant the seedlings (in groups) to individual pots when they’re 1 to 2 inches tall. Use groups of 6 to 10 or so if you want bigger clumps faster, or 3 or 4 per pot if you want a larger number of starter plants.
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Broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus), also known as broomsedge bluestem, is a warm-season meadow grass that grows in narrow, upright clumps 3 to 5 feet tall, with tufts of silvery seeds and coppery orange foliage color in fall. The species is a US native. I collected these seeds from wild plants in my meadow in Bucks County, PA. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
Collected in mid October 2023. At least 30 seeds. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.
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