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Big Bluestem - Andropogon gerardii

Regular price $10.00

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Phonetic: an-dro-POH-gon jer-AR-dee-eye

Big Blue Stem is a clump forming tall perennial grass with multi-season interest. Blue green foliage with reddish flowers appears in late summer. Leaves turn bronze in the fall and winter. Well suited for a large garden as an accent plant.

  • Hardiness: 3-9
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
  • Flower Color: Red/Green
  • Bloom Time: August
  • Soil Type: Med Wet to Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 5-7'H, 2'W
  • Plant Spacing: 2-3'
  • Host Plant: Dusted SkipperDelaware Skipper, Common Wood Nymph, Cobweb Skipper, and The Thinker 
  • Attracts: Birds
  • Advantages: Drought tolerant, dried flower. Used by birds for cover and nesting sites.
  • Landscape Uses: Meadows, roadsides, perennial borders.
  • Companion Plants: Butterfly Weed, NY Aster, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Dense Blazing Star
  • Deer Resistant