Big Bluestem Grass

Big Bluestem Grass

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Big Bluestem Grass

Big Bluestem Grass, also known as Andropogon Gerardi is an ornamental grass that is very popular is seaside landscaping as well as other rustic settings, including “ranch” and “farm” motifs. It is also called turkey foot, tall bluestem, and bluejoint. The grass is native to the prairie regions of north and central America, and is commonly associated with the high plains, but is also widely seen in woodlands, grasslands, and savannas throughout the North American region especially in the east. Popular due to its high tolerance for a wide range of soil conditions, it's is often the first choice when a perennial bunchgrass is needed.

Big Blue stem gets its name from the fact that as the plant matures, it's stem turns blue to purple.

It grows in tall, dense packs that can shade out other plants, so it is best used as a stand-alone accent or a background filler. It has a high drought tolerance, and as such, it is an excellent choice for limited irrigation landscaping. The stands will continue to grow until they are disturbed. The grass is not shaded tolerant. Big Bluestem Grass grows in almost all conditions and environments, but particular like moist sandy environments which is what makes it great for seaside landscaping.
Big Bluestem Grass makes for a high hedge with its large lush, dense foliage. The plant is a great way to save money by purchasing a fence when instead you can plant this. Choose unusual grassy plants like this for your home and yard. These green plants make any home look great. They also attract birds to our house. This grass is an excellent bird attractant and looks very good. This makes this the bird lover’s green plant of choice. So see about getting this plant for your home and yard. Big Bluestem Grass

Big Bluestem Grass is very good at drawing birds and insects.



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