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Tridens flavus 
Purpletop


Item #: 2048
Category: Grasses
Habit: Perennial
Height: 2-5 feet
Planting Rates: 
D-Pak covers 200 sq ft
11 lb. per acre
1 lb. covers 4,000 sq. ft.
Suggested seeding rates can be increased 3-4 times or more for fuller coverage sooner.

Price:  
1 D-Pak - $9.00
1 lb. - $43.00

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    medium, moist 

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Description

This smooth glossy green grass with its characteristic purple seed heads is found poor soils in the eastern regions of the country. It does best in acidic soil that is poor in nutrients and is well drained. Typically growing from 2 to 5 feet tall, this is an important grass for erosion control and revegetation in disturbed areas. Its native range stretches from Texas to Nebraska and all the way to the eastern seaboard. Purpletop forms a highly sought after forage grass and is once established forms dense coverage which helps keep weeds and brush at bay.

It's hard to fully appreciate the colorful purple seedheads of this grass from a photograph, however (above) is the best pic we've taken so far...

 

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