Purpletop is a perennial, warm season grass that is well adapted to shallow, drought prone, infertile soil and provides forage in the summer and on sites where cool season forages do not produce well. It can be planted alone or in mixes with other warm season grasses. Purpletop is well adapted to areas of difficult growing conditions, such as rocky soils or roadside salt. It is consumed by all species of grazing livestock.
Well adapted to soils that are drought prone, rocky, somewhat sterile, or saline. Consumed by all grazing livestock.
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Planting: Plant in the spring at a rate of 0.5-1 lb. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/4 inch.
Soil: Grows in a variety of soils.
Height: 3-6.25 feet
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Region: Blackland Prairies, Cross Timbers and Prairies, Piney Woods, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes