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Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardi

Big Bluestem is a native warm-season grass that has upright foliage clumps. Its green to blue-green leaves in summer turn copper-red in fall. If left in place, Big Bluestem's foliage adds interest to the winter landscape and provides cover for wildlife.

Upright, clump-forming native grass
Heat, sun and drought-tolerant
Food and cover for wildlife
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
13425 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

More About Andropogon gerardi:

Common name, "turkey foot" derived from appearance of seed heads.

Gardening Suggestions for Big Bluestem:

Grows in full sun in moist or dry soil. Primarily a prairie plant, Big Bluestem can be used as an ornamental grass to screen or create a border's backdrop. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Drought Tolerant
Songbirds
Average
Dry
Midwest Native
Height:
5-9 Feet
Spread:
24-36 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 7

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Switch Grass Switch Grass
Little Bluestem Little Bluestem

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Attributes
Sun-loving
Drought Tolerant
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Forage
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage