● Provides excellent quality forage and/or hay for all classes of livestock.
● Grazing management is required to maintain vigor and longevity of stand
● Limited area of adaptation due to lack of cold tolerance
Gordo bluestem is an introduced warm season perennial bunchgrass which spreads by seed, . Stems are purplish green and upright, with some tending to lie prostrate the first season. Seedlings are vigorous, root quickly under favorable conditions and can establish a solid stand the first year. Gordo does not start rapid growth until summer, but grows later into the fall than bermudagrass or other warm season grasses. Very palatable in rotational situations even after dormancy.