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Big Bluestem
  • 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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