En EspaŅol

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.
Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Friday - April 06, 2007

From: Grapevine, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Seed and Plant Sources
Title: Sources for Bouteloua dactyloides in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

We live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Over the last few years our lawn has withered and now we are almost grassless. After researching we are considering planting Buffalo grass. However, after spending ages on the internet, we have been unable to find a place that preferably sells sod, or if not, the seed. Prefer not to purchase on line. Your assistance please on places to purchase. Thank you.

ANSWER:

Bouteloua dactyloides (buffalograss) is an excellent choice. It requires little water and doesn't need to be mowed very often. You can search our National Suppliers Directory for nurseries or seed companies in your area that specialize in native plants. In a brief preliminary search I found Wichita Valley Landscape in Wichita Falls that listed buffalo grass for sale as plants. Native American Seed in Junction sells seeds of buffalo grass. They also offer a grass seed mix, Native Sun Turfgrass, that is a combination of buffalo grass and Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama). The North Central Texas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas also offers a list of nurseries that specialize in native plants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
 

More Seed and Plant Sources Questions

Source for Frostweed plants or seeds from Portland TX
June 23, 2013 - I am looking for somewhere I can buy Frostweed plants or seeds. I live in Portland, TX, but frequent San Antonio and the Hill Country. Can you help me with this?
view the full question and answer

Contacts for finding wildflowers in Texas
February 10, 2009 - Do you have a website or phone number for updates to find blooming wildflowers?
view the full question and answer

Information on Lansium domesticum
May 20, 2008 - Where can I purchase a Lansium domesticum plant ? Will it grow here in Auburn, Wa?
view the full question and answer

Deadwood for Degus
February 01, 2013 - I have a very specific and hopefully easy question. I just brought home some degus (small adorable rodents) and they have a severely restricted list of woods they can chew on safely. The safe trees th...
view the full question and answer

Source for chile pequin plants in Austin
June 11, 2013 - Where can I buy chile pequin plants in Austin? Thank you,
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center