Andropogon gerardii
(big bluestem)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Additional Species:

‘Pawnee,’ ‘Silver Sunrise’ (a hybrid with distinct banding on stems)

Height: 48 – 72 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
can flop; best away from manicured edges; slower to establish; may self-seed


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mound-forming; upright; warm-season native prairie grass

Foliage

green to green-blue; excellent coppery, orange-red fall color

Flowers

terminal, red at emergence; inflorescence resembles turkey’s foot

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