Switchgrass- Panicum virgatum ‘Alamo’
Switchgrass has seen a rise in popularity due to its ability to produce huge amounts of biomass that can be easily transformed into bio-fuels, but we prefer to leave it standing for its ability to hold huge amounts of whitetails on our properties. If your property is missing a “holding tank,” in the form of super thick cover for deer, then you may want to consider converting some openings to switchgrass or a mix of native warm season grasses. Like all panic grasses, the seed heads produce palatable seeds preferred by birds and other wildlife. Clumps or rows of switchgrass can also be planted as human cover to block views to a roadside field, or can be planted to provide undetected access to a deer stand. Its perennial nature means it will come back every year, so once established you won’t have to re-plant the same areas. The variety ‘alamo’ is a bottomland type of switchgrass from Texas that in trials has produced taller, thicker stands than others.
Our native warm season grass (NWSG) plugs are grown using the same rapid mast system we use on our highly productive and easy to establish tree seedlings. NWSG’s can also be established by planting seeds, but using our large plugs can save time and money for applications such as logging decks, screening cover, native landscaping, hiding your favorite ground blind, combating erosion problems near streams, ditches or levees, or simply because you want to raise them yourself and scatter seed collected from these starter plugs. NWSG’s can be slow to establish from seed, but with a generous root system already in place and some competition control, our plugs can grow to large sizes and produce ample seed in its first year. For more detailed information on establishment and management techniques for your NWSG plugs, give us a call or email.
Live plants and seedlings:
Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our live plants and seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
Tree Protection and Supplies:
Items are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. We do not ship tree protection items and supplies on Saturday or Sunday.
Native Seed and Forb Blends :
Native Seed and Forb blends are custom blended and shipped via UPS from Kentucky please allow three days from the day the order is received until shipment. We do not ship Native Seeds and Forb Blends on Saturday or Sunday.
No Refund Policy:
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.