Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii  


Turkey-foot Grass, so named for its 3 branched flower head, has been an important species in tall grass prairies for thousands of years. Tall (known to reach 12 ft.) and clump forming.  Its bluish hue turns bronze in the fall and looks quite majestic in mass plantings. Drought tolerant. Attracts birds & butterflies. Used extensively in restoration.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 3-7 Feet

    Blooms: August September

    Bloom Colour: Green

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Moist to Dry, Sandy/Gravel, Clay & Average Soil

    Habitat: Prairies & Sandy Shorelines

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