when to plant native grasses
When is the best time to plant native grasses, such as Little Bluestem?
Prince George's County Maryland
If you are starting with transplants from a nursery, native grass such as little bluestem can be planted in the fall (September/October) or in the spring (April/May).
If you want to start the plants from purchased seed, it is important to ask the seed vendor if the seed has been stratified. Stratification involves treating seeds a certain way (often with cold temperature) so that they will break out of dormancy and germinate.