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purple coloured seed heads of Big Bluestem grass , Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

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Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Perennial grass

Blooms: Aug - Oct

Height: 4-7 feet

Light: Sun , Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist but high drought tolerance

Water Use: Low , Medium

Hardiness Zone: 3-8 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)


Big Bluestem Attracts: Birds , Butterflies, and provides nesting materials/structure for native bees 

And is a host plant for: Delaware Skipper and Dusted Skipper butterflies.