Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

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Big Bluestem is a tall, colorful warm-season native grass that once dominated the Midwest prairies. The upright clumps of flattened foliage emerge grey to blue-green and mature to green with red hues before turning reddish-bronze with lavender tones after frost.  Flowering stalks extend above to foliage in late summer bearing 3-parted, finger-like purplish flower clusters. Grows best in full sun and well-drained soils.  Excellent drought tolerant once established.

Andropogon gerardii is a host for the Common Wood-Nymph butterfly and various Skipper butterflies.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

North America, GA Native

Height: 

4' - 6'

Spread: 

2 - 3'

Spacing: 

2.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Cut stems to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas, Native Gardens, Rock Gardens, and containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Milkweed, Tickseed, Black-Eyed Susan

IMAGES:  T.Voekler Andropogon gerardii shrubCC BY-SA 3.0, (2)  Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA,  Andropogon gerardii (21092730152)CC BY-SA 2.0, (3)  cassi saari Tallgrass prairie flora Andropogon gerardiiCC BY-SA 4.0 ,(4)  Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA,  Andropogon gerardii (3904160434)CC BY-SA 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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