Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
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Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

A clumping warm season grass native to this area; mainstay of the native Illinois prairie. Useful as a tall background in the cultivated garden, in mass plantings or for erosion control. Food and nesting source for small mammals and birds. Buff flowers at 6-8'
Height: 6-8 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Gold
Bloom Time: September,October
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
20406.1G #1 711
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna
Flower Color
Gold
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Height
6' to 8'
Flower Type
Spike
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Divide
Every Five Years or Longer
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
3" to 4"
Growth Rate
Average
Origin
Greater Midwest