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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Purple/Brilliant Purple
  • Green
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Blue
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
  • Blue
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • Blue
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Average
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
  • Seed
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
  • Erosion Control
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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BIG BLUESTEM

Andropogon gerardii

Buy Big Bluestem Grass online. A clump forming selection with large blue-green foliage rising 4-8 feet tall. A drought tolerant plant, it thrives in sunny, dry locations. Seed heads emerge in summer, resembling a turkey's foot. Maroon fall color. Attracts birds and butterflies.
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Mature Height:

4-8 Feet

Mature Spread:

4-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Bluestem Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 12715

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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I've never seen a plant packaged that well before and was surprised at the size and quality of the plant itself.


Ferman
Royal, AR
November 2016

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