Perennial

Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

  • Brilliant copper-red fall color
  • Provides good food and nesting for many birds
  • Superb for mass planting and erosion control
  • Fast growing and drought tolerant
  • Seed heads dry well for cut flower arrangements

Big Bluestem is a clumping, strongly upright growing grass that makes a great tall backdrop in any perennial landscape. It's breathtaking in mass plantings, with its thin foliaged texture and its striking orange to red fall color. Strong rooting and easy care make it excellent for erosion control.

Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes