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Andropogon gerardii (NGN)

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.

  • Height: 6' – 8'
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: September, October
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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  • Plant Characteristics - Andropogon gerardii (NGN)

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Wildlife
    • Attracts Butterflies
  • Plant Habit

    • Upright
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun
  • Native Plant Community

    • Dry Prairie
    • Mesic Prairie
    • Savanna
  • Flower Color

    • Blue
  • Flower Hue

    • Medium
  • Flower Type

    • Spike
  • Flower Height

    • 6' to 8'
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Medium
  • Flower Size

    • 3" to 4"
  • Soil Moisture

    • Moist/Well Drained
  • Prune Time

    • Jan/Feb/March
  • Growth Rate

    • Average
  • Origin

    • 90 Miles From Mg

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  • Height: 6' – 8'
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  • Height: 6' – 8'
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  • Plant Habit: Upright
  • Height: 6' – 8'

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