Andropogon glomeratus
(bushy bluestem)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Robert H. Mohlenbrock, @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/ USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln

Height: 48 – 72 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: IL


Comments & Cautions:
generally intolerant of dry soils; can aggressively self-seed in optimum growing conditions


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

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

This plant prefers 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

clump-forming

Foliage

flattened blue-green leaf blades; coppery-orange fall color persists into winter

Flowers

club-shaped flowers and bushy inflorescences; showy; September bloom

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