Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm Saturday (Yard & U-PICK Only): 7:00am - 10:30am

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. Foliage 4′-6′ high.

  • Height: 6' – 8'
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Gold
  • Bloom Time: September, October
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
sun.png
NGN Logo Stacked Text wJack
Item Number Size Crop Photo Notes Qty
22479.1G #1 1170
22479.38 38 Flat 90
  • Plant Characteristics

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Wildlife
    • Attracts Butterflies
  • Plant Habit

    • Upright
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun
  • Native Plant Community

    • Dry Prairie
    • Mesis Prairie
    • Savanna
  • Flower Color

    • Gold
  • 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
map img

Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm Saturday (Yard & U-PICK Only): 7:00am - 10:30am

 

Newsletter Signup