Big Bluestem


in 2.5″ biodegradable pot w/ multiple seedlings

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Andropogon gerardii
A giant amongst the prairie grasses, Big Bluestem can reach 7 feet in height! As a warm season grass, it grows actively during the summer when soil temps are warm. Big Bluestem can spread aggressively, so it may not be a first choice for small gardens. Along with beautiful fall color in golds and pinks, it provides habitat for many insects, small mammals & birds. Space 2-3’ apart, medium to dry soil, full to partial sun.

Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2023. Taxonomic Data Center. ( Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2023. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]