TYPE: Perennial forb
HEIGHT: 5 - 15 inches
HABITAT: Well drained soil
SEEDING RATE: Plant 20-25 lbs per acre
STRATIFICATION: Requires 60 days of cold
A winter-hardy perennial forb. It grows in rich or poor soils, stays green in the winter and produces an abundance of seed in the fall. Upland birds consume the seed and the foliage is adored by deer. It is sometimes called “deer candy”. Can be planted in the spring or fall.
Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here). Drill 20 lbs per acre 1” to 1 1/2” deep or spin spread 25 lbs per acre. If spin spread, lightly harrow and either way, roll if possible. Spread 200 lbs of 16-16 -16 fertilizer per acre.