Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardi

Big Bluestem - 'Andropogon gerardi'

Columnar upright clumps of green to blue-green leaves in summer. Foliage turns rich orange and copper-red in fall. Flower heads resembling upside down turkey claws appear in late August. They open red and turn darker with age. If left up, the foliage adds interest to the winter landscape and provides cover for wildlife.

Growing Conditions
Grow in full sun in moist or dry soil. Shade will cause the foliage to become lax.
Use as a hedge or screen or plant in a prairie. Can be used at the back of a native plant garden.
5-9 Feet
2-3 Feet
Fall Color
Bronze, Red
Bloom Period
August, September, October