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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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Douglass King Co. is a proud sponsor of the South Texas Natives project and also a certified grower of their selected plant varieties.


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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Pink Pappusgrass, Maverick

Maverick Germplasm is a blend of 7 populations of pink pappusgrass (Pappophorum bicolor E. Fourn.) from the South Texas Plains. Pink pappusgrass is a co-dominant bunchgrass found on a variety of soils in the region. Plant in early spring or late summer i ...

Shortspike Windmillgrass, Welder

Welder Germplasm shortspike windmillgrass is naturally occurring hybrid between the native grasses Chloris cucullata and Chloris verticillata. It is a perennial grass which produces seed and also spreads vegetatively by stolons. The mature foliage height ...

Sideoats Grama, South Texas

South Texas Germplasm sideoats grama is a blend of 6 native populations collected in Atascosa, Frio, Medina, Uvalde, and Val Verde Counties of South Texas. Sideoats grama is the State Grass of Texas, and is a warm-season, native, perennial bunch grass tha ...

Slender Grama, Dilley

Dilley slender grama is a warm season perennial grass native to southern Texas. It is low growing, 1-2 1/2 feet in height. The grass produces multiple heads that bear 5-9 seed spikes, each bearing 5-8 seeds. It will flower and produce seed throughout the ...

Texas Grama, Atascosa

Atascosa Germplasm Texas grama is a warm season perennial grass native to southern Texas. The low-growing, dense bunchgrass grow 1-2 1/2 feet in height and produces multiple heads, each bearing a spike containing 5-14 seed spikes with 3-5 seeds per spike. ...

Whiplash Pappusgrass, Webb

Webb Germplasm is a blend of 3 populations of whiplash pappusgrass (Pappophorum vaginatum Buckley) from the South Texas Plains. Whiplash pappusgrass grows on coastal, saline, and alkaline sites in low areas, and on calcareous soils. Plant in early spring ...