Big Bluestem Grass
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- Latin Name- Andiopogon Gerardii Hardy Zone-5-9 Mature Height-6ft Width-3ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
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 turkeyfoot, tall bluestem, and bluejoint. The grass is native to the prairie regions of north and central America, and is commonly associated with the great plains, but is also commonly 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 a first choice when a perennial bunchgrass is needed. The grass 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 a great choice for limited irrigation landscaping. The stands will continue to grow until they are disturbed. The grass is not shade 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 great 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 grassy plants make any home look great. They also attract birds to our home. This grass is an excellent bird attractant and looks very good. This grassy plant is very good at drawing birds and insects. This makes this the bird lover’s grassy plant of choice. So see about getting this plant for your home and yard.