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  • These planting dates can help you plan ahead and give you the best chance at success.  They are given as general guidance but do not guarantee any success, ever.  Please call for more specific guidance. 

  • February 15th to August 1st.

    Warm season annual grasses/forbs: Haygrazers, LabLab, etc.

  • February 15th to June 15th

    King's Spring Legume Mix

    King's Spring Dove and Quail Mix:  Typically planted in May or early June for maturity in September

  • March 1st to May 31st, August 15th to September 30th.

    Bermudagrass Lawns and Pastures:  Either can be planted throughout the summer if sufficient irrigation is available.

  • March 1st to May 31st, August 15th to September 30th.

    Warm Season perennial grasses/forbs for Rangeland or Pasture

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Arizona Cottontop, La Salle

La Salle Arizona cottontop is a warm season perennial bunchgrass native to southern Texas. The seed heads measure 2 to 5 inches and bears a number of fluffy white seeds. Plants are 3 to 5 feet in height and can produce the cotton-like seedheads throughout ...

Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem is a native, warm season, perennial grass that can get several feet tall with a very upright growth pattern.  It is most identifiable by its 3 inch purple and/or green seed heads that lends to its other common name of  "Turkey's Foo ...

Big Sacaton, Falfurrias

Big sacaton is a native, warm-season grass that forms dense clumps. It is a coarse, upright bunchgrass that can grow from 3 to 8 feet tall. Leaves width can range from 1 to 2 1/2 inches wide and can grow up to 1 foot long. The pale flowers of big sacaton ...

Blue Grama

A native perennial, warm-season, densely tufted short bunchgrass with a leafy base. Numerous narrow leaf-blades, slender upright seed-stems 1-2 feet tall, usually 2 spikes (sometimes 1 or 3), and numerous spikelet. A very palatable grass, it forms a dense ...

Bristlegrass, Catarina

The Catarina blend of bristlegrass is a commercial blend of four bristlegrass collections from South Texas. One component is a plains bristlegrass, the other three components are streambed bristlegrass. These species of bristlegrass are native, perennial ...

Bristlegrass, Plains

A native perennial, warm-season, densely tufted bunchgrass growing 1-3 feet tall with light-green, tender leaves. It has spike-like panicles 4-6 inches long with many bristles protruding. In its native state, it is frequently found on extremely dry sites ...

Buffalograss

A native, warm-season, perennial sod-forming grass with creeping stolons which root at the leafy nodes. Stems are 4-10 inches tall; leaves fine and abundant. The male and the female plants grow in separate colonies; female plants bear seed in bur-like clu ...

Curly Mesquite

A native, warm-season, perennial sod-forming grass with creeping stolons which root at the leafy nodes. Stems are 4-10 inches tall; leaves fine and abundant. This grass is currently available in limited quantities and used primarily in a mix for native ...

Eastern Gamagrass

Eastern Gamagrass is a native, warm-season, perennial bunchgrass that grows between 2 to 4 ft. tall. It is a tall, leafy, vigorous, and a high forage producer. It is considered a highly palatable grass relished by livestock which is why it has all but dis ...

False Rhodesgrass, Kinney

False Rhodesgrass is a native, warm-season perennial bunchgrass. It is also commonly known as Two-flower Trichloris. It grows 1 to 2 feet tall, with leaves 3 to 8 inches long. False Rhodesgrass grows best on sand to sandy loam soils. It will tolerate soi ...

Green Sprangletop

Green Sprangletop is a native, perennial, warm-season bunchgrass with fibrous roots. It grows erect 1-3 ft. tall; the inflorescence finally drooping and pale after maturity. It is adapted as far north as the Texas Panhandle, south into Mexico, and promine ...

Hairy Grama, Chaparral

Hairy Grama is a warm season perennial grass native to southern Texas. The low-growing dense bunchgrass grows 1-2 1/2 feet tall. Hairy Grama will persist on sand, sandy loam, clay, and clay loam soil types. It is compatible in plantings with other native ...

Halls Panicum, Oso

Oso Germplasm Hall’s Panicum is a blend comprised of two natural populations of Hall’s panicum collected in the South Texas counties of Nueces and Cameron. Hall’s panicum is a short-lived, native, perennial bunch grass with mature foliage height ranging f ...

Hooded Windmillgrass, Mariah

Hooded Windmillgrass is a native, perennial bunchgrass with a mature foliage height ranging from 0.5 to 1 foot and total height of about 2 feet. Hooded Windmillgrass is recommended for use in roadside plantings, critical site re-vegetation, and rangeland ...

Indiangrass, Cheyenne

A native perennial, warm-season, bunchgrass with short rhizomes and rather coarse stems. A robust, vigorous plant, 3-8 feet tall, with coarse leaves blue to pea-green colored and panicles 8-12 inches long, bronze to yellow colored. Flowers in late Septemb ...

Indiangrass, Lometa

A native perennial, warm-season, bunchgrass with short rhizomes and rather coarse stems. A robust, vigorous plant, 3-8 feet tall, with coarse leaves blue to pea-green colored and panicles 8-12 inches long, bronze to yellow colored. Flowers in late Septemb ...

Inland Sea Oats

Inland Sea Oats is a native, perennial, warm season grass that is used occasionally for restoration projects and is fairly shade tolerant. It does not tolerate grazing or excessive sunlight very well. In nature it is usually found growing sparsely in draw ...

Little Bluestem

A native, warm-season, perennial mid-bunchgrass that grows between 2 to 4 ft. tall with flattened sheaths. It is a tall, leafy, vigorous, late-maturing plant and a high forage producer. Until recently it was grossly underrated by Texas stockmen, but now i ...

Lovegrass, Sand

Sand lovegrass is a warm-season, short-lived, perennial bunch grass. The height ranges from 2-1/2 to 5 feet. The seedhead has a large open and purplish panicle and spikelets mostly 4 to 6 flowered. Sand Lovegrass is usually used as part of a range plantin ...

Multiflower False Rhodesgrass, Hidalgo

Multiflower False Rhodesgrass is a native, warm-season perennial bunchgrass. It is also commonly known as Four-flower Trichloris. It grows 3 to 4 feet tall and can produce large amounts of quality forage. Multiflower False Rhodesgrass grows best on clay ...

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