Andropogon gerardii

Andropogon gerardii


Big Bluestem Categories: ,


Soil: Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part (Prairie or savanna)
Height: 3′-8′
Type: Warm-season, perennial, bunch grass.

Suggested Uses:

This is a very tall warm-season bunch grass.  Plants turn a beautiful deep maroon to blue color in the fall. The seed heads are often described as looking like a turkey’s foot. This grass is often used for prairie restoration projects.

Wildlife Uses: Provides food and cover for many animals and birds. It does not flatten under snow so it provides spring nesting areas. This grass attracts both birds and butterflies!
Crop Uses: Big Bluestem is an excellent forage grass.
More Info: It is good for erosion control. Tolerates some drought.  Dominant in the tallgrass prairie. Flowers late summer.
Other Names: Turkey foot

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions N/A

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