Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
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Andropogon gerardii (NGN)

Big Bluestem

A clumping warm season grass native to this area; mainstay of the native Illinois prairie. Useful as a tall background in the cultivated garden, in mass plantings or for erosion control. Food and nesting source for small mammals and birds. Foliage 4'-6' high.
Height: 6-8 ft
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Gold
Bloom Time: September,October
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22479.1G #1 463
22479.38 38 Flat 56
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna
Flower Color
Gold
Flower Hue
Medium
Flower Height
6' to 8'
Flower Type
Spike
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Size
3" to 4"
Growth Rate
Average