Caucasian Bluestem

(Brothriochloa caucasius)


Caucasian Bluestem is an introduced, warm-season bunchgrass from the U.S.S.R. It is mostly erect, 61 to 122 cm (24 to 48 in.) tall with light green foliage that turns bright reddish-brown when mature. Caucasian Bluestem is well adapted to moderately fertile loamy and clayey soils. It is used for hay and pasture in the central and southern Great Plains.

Seed should be drilled 0.6 to 1.3 cm (¼ to ½ in.) deep or broadcast and covered lightly. Planting dates range from March 15 to May 15.

More seed will be needed for broadcast plantings, harsh sites or where dense, immediate cover is desired.



1.1 to 2.2 kg PLS/hectare
1 to 2 lbs. PLS/acre



860,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)


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