Soil: Xeric (Dry). Sandy soil. Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Type: Warm season grass.
Suggested Uses: Sand Bluestem is very similar to Big Bluestem but is found exclusively on sandy soil types. Can be used for erosion control around sand dunes. Great forage plant that tolerates some grazing but will not tolerate overgrazing.
Native Range: U.S.: Native to the Great Plains and Desert Southwest. Minnesota: Minnesota is on the far eastern edge of A. hallii range. According to the USDA PLANT database, it is native to Stearns Co in Central Minnesota and Wabasha Co in Southeast Minnesota.
Habitat: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.
More Information: USDA plant profile