River Refuge Seed

Specializing in Wetland Restoration

Beckmannia syzigachne                                                           $12.50 per/lb

AMERICAN SLOUGHGRASS                                                

TYPE: Annual or short lived perennial

HEIGHT: 4 feet

HABITAT: Damp meadows, ponds, stream edges, sloughs

SEEDING RATE: Plant 8-15 lbs per acre with 

approximately 800,000 seeds per lb


A native grass found in damp meadows, ponds, and stream edges. It is an aggressive reseeder that is used widely in wetland restorations and as plantings for waterfowl. 


Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here). You can plant sloughgrass in the spring, summer or fall. It is important that there is enough soil moisture to sprout the seed, if not, you will need to irrigate. Or you can plant in the late fall after the soil cools and it will sprout the following spring. Drill 10 to 15 lbs. per acre to a depth of ½ to 1''. Roll planted area if possible then apply 100 lbs. of 16-16-16 fertilizer. If you can't drill the seed, spin spread 15 to 20 lbs. of seed per acre. Lightly harrow to cover seed and roll if you can. Use same fertilizer as drilling. If it is possible to keep your sloughgrass field underwater for at least part of the winter, you will find that it will control most annual grasses and broadleaf weeds.

american sloughgrass sprouts