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Buffalo Grass Seeds

Buchloe dactyloides

5.00 (6 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Plant buffalo grass seeds just below the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 14-21 days.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant grows best in average, well drained soil, though it adapts to nearly any soil type including poor soil and clay. It tolerates drought, heat, and cold temperatures well. This plant makes an excellent choice for controlling erosion, as well as being a very popular choice for low maintenance and low traffic turf. For growing turf, keep in mind that the grass should never be cut lower than 2-3" high; also, water in dry weather to maintain the most attractive appearance since this plant tend to turn brown in extreme drought. This plant eventually spreads by stolons and rhizomes.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the female plants will develop small seed heads that eventually turn from green to tan. They can be difficult to harvest because of their location near the base of the plant's stems. Remove the seed heads as soon as they ripen to a tan color and begin to dry; spread them out to finish drying. Separate the seeds from the husks, and store buffalo grass seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Buchloe dactyloides

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 15,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 10 Inches

Color: Green, Brown

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews
5.0

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I have Buffalo Grass

I am in Greenville SC, Taylors actually. I must be the only person in SC trying to have a Buffalo Grass front yard. Since 2013 I have dabbled with Buffalo Grass in my front yard. I am guilty of just piddling with the stuff, usually only an ounce at a time. I don’t have a reliable water source, just me and a hose pipe, so what grass that has grown is very determined. It is spreading slowly, I try to never cut it. I think buying fescue every season is wasted money. This year I took the leap and went for a pound of seed. I’m gonna rake it in and hopefully keep it wet long enough for it to germinate. Thanks for the seeds.

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Congrats

You were very helpful. Very fast shipping.

5.0

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Buffalo Grass

Easy transaction and fast shipping. The sales department willingly tracked down the possible varieties that could be in the package.

5.0

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Just keep watering

After looking at several websites, I choose this one. Although soil type, and growing conditions not suitable for this grass, I thought to see if it might grow. After ground preparation, and following instructions for planting... I watered faithfully, and was about to give up, when I noticed, the grass was sprouting. Great information on website, and instructions on the seed pouch. Hope to expand the area next spring, and purchase again from Everwilde!! Thank you.

5.0

Review By

Buffalo grass

I've just gotten this and will be waiting to plant in the spring....

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Buffalo Grass

I've been experimenting with this BG in the upper part of South Carolina for several years. The grass is beautiful and it tends to stay green all year. Doesn't need mowing, grows in clay soil and spreads. I only invest one ounce at a time. Spreading the seed on aerated soil give that a 3. Keeping the seed watered, my bad, give that a 3. I've tried growing my on plugs, give that a 3. I made pre planting packets from egg holders from paper egg crates, with 5 seed and 1/4 oz. of fertilizer held in by a tissue lid, give that a 3. I have some growing in a patch of Bermuda grass and it is winning the battle pushing the Bermuda aside. It comes up as a single sprout and starts spreading. This year I am going to try clear plastic mini-greenhouses held in place by U-shaped weed-fabrics spikes over the seeds to trap moisture and keep squirrels away. I usually pull crabgrasses including the roots and plant them under my water-oaks where nothing grows. Where the crab-grass was i introduce the BG.

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DESCRIPTION

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Most native grasses form large clumps, which do not work very well for mowing. Buffalo Grass spreads out more evenly like a turfgrass and is quite popular for those who want a native lawn that is resistant to drought and heat.
As the common name suggests, buffalo and other livestock once found this species a valuable source of forage. Settlers also made use of this plant, using its strong sod for making sod houses. Currently, its attractive, thick growth has made it a popular turfgrass. The genus name "Buchloe" comes from the Greek words for "cow grass," while the species name "dactyloides" means "finger-like" in reference to the plant's slender blades.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow either in late fall or early spring. Plant buffalo grass seeds just below the surface of the soil, compacting the soil very firmly. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 14-21 days.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant grows best in average, well drained soil, though it adapts to nearly any soil type including poor soil and clay. It tolerates drought, heat, and cold temperatures well. This plant makes an excellent choice for controlling erosion, as well as being a very popular choice for low maintenance and low traffic turf. For growing turf, keep in mind that the grass should never be cut lower than 2-3" high; also, water in dry weather to maintain the most attractive appearance since this plant tend to turn brown in extreme drought. This plant eventually spreads by stolons and rhizomes.

Seed Saving: At the end of the season, the female plants will develop small seed heads that eventually turn from green to tan. They can be difficult to harvest because of their location near the base of the plant's stems. Remove the seed heads as soon as they ripen to a tan color and begin to dry; spread them out to finish drying. Separate the seeds from the husks, and store buffalo grass seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Buchloe dactyloides

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 15,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 10 Inches

Color: Green, Brown

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews
5.0

Review By Charles Tate

I have Buffalo Grass

I am in Greenville SC, Taylors actually. I must be the only person in SC trying to have a Buffalo Grass front yard. Since 2013 I have dabbled with Buffalo Grass in my front yard. I am guilty of just piddling with the stuff, usually only an ounce at a time. I don’t have a reliable water source, just me and a hose pipe, so what grass that has grown is very determined. It is spreading slowly, I try to never cut it. I think buying fescue every season is wasted money. This year I took the leap and went for a pound of seed. I’m gonna rake it in and hopefully keep it wet long enough for it to germinate. Thanks for the seeds.

5.0

Review By PANAGIOTIS POLICHRONIS

Congrats

You were very helpful. Very fast shipping.

5.0

Review By Dale Schroeder

Buffalo Grass

Easy transaction and fast shipping. The sales department willingly tracked down the possible varieties that could be in the package.

5.0

Review By Scott Taylor

Just keep watering

After looking at several websites, I choose this one. Although soil type, and growing conditions not suitable for this grass, I thought to see if it might grow. After ground preparation, and following instructions for planting... I watered faithfully, and was about to give up, when I noticed, the grass was sprouting. Great information on website, and instructions on the seed pouch. Hope to expand the area next spring, and purchase again from Everwilde!! Thank you.

5.0

Review By Jeannette Nickelson

Buffalo grass

I've just gotten this and will be waiting to plant in the spring....

5.0

Review By Charles

Buffalo Grass

I've been experimenting with this BG in the upper part of South Carolina for several years. The grass is beautiful and it tends to stay green all year. Doesn't need mowing, grows in clay soil and spreads. I only invest one ounce at a time. Spreading the seed on aerated soil give that a 3. Keeping the seed watered, my bad, give that a 3. I've tried growing my on plugs, give that a 3. I made pre planting packets from egg holders from paper egg crates, with 5 seed and 1/4 oz. of fertilizer held in by a tissue lid, give that a 3. I have some growing in a patch of Bermuda grass and it is winning the battle pushing the Bermuda aside. It comes up as a single sprout and starts spreading. This year I am going to try clear plastic mini-greenhouses held in place by U-shaped weed-fabrics spikes over the seeds to trap moisture and keep squirrels away. I usually pull crabgrasses including the roots and plant them under my water-oaks where nothing grows. Where the crab-grass was i introduce the BG.

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