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Typical inventory plug. Big bluestem is a warm season grass with fibrous roots, excellent for soil stabilization and erosion control.

Typical inventory plug.
Big bluestem is a warm season grass with fibrous roots, excellent for soil stabilization and erosion control. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 4 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Andropogon gerardii

Big bluestem

A classic grass of the tall grass prairies, Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem) tolerates a wide variety of soils in full sun. This warm season grass has a fibrous root system and produces rhizomes. The extensive root system makes it good for erosion control.

Big bluestem is a good grass for livestock foliage. Caterpillars of several skippers, as well as grasshoppers, also enjoy feeding on the foliage. 


Height:

5-7 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Andropogon gerardii Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower

Flowering Months

  • August

Foliage Color

  • Blue-Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database:http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ANGE