Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus)
Bushy Bluestem: Andropogon glomeratus, or bushy bluestem, is a tall, attractive perennial ornamental grass that will thrive in the warmer USDA plant hardiness zones.
Bushy bluestem is a North American native species. It originated adjacent to fertile southeastern forests in the Appalachian region, typically basking in the full sunshine in swamps, bogs, streams, natural springs, or other continuously moist habitats. This grass will perform beautifully in muddy spots that could smother other less wet-tolerant grasses.
Andropogon glomeratus is a low-maintenance species that does not care about soil type or quality. As long as you give it organic, woody matter like compost or hardwood mulch, or a slow-release fertilizer, it will do well.
TN Nursery suggests this ornamental for use in a slow-draining area near a pond, stream, creek, or other water feature on your property. It does not take well to dry conditions.
Where to Use Bushy Bluestem
Bushy bluestem must have a predominantly moist habitat; it is not tolerant of dryness. The good news is this--once you locate that perfect wet, sunny spot, it becomes almost maintenance-free and will grow into a tall, beautiful plant.
Plan to use Addropogon glomeratus in the following garden settings:
- ● Koi pond
- ● Water garden
- ● Near a constantly dripping or bubbling water feature
- ● On a riverbank or next to a stream
- ● Slow-draining depressions on your property that never seem to drain.
The Tall and Impressive Beauty of the Bushy Bluestem
This ornamental is tall--it reaches six feet wide and up to three feet wide at maturity. Each tall leaf is about a half-inch across, is fibrous, and reaches high toward the sun. In autumn, it turns a lovely copper color.
The grass forms flowers in late summer or early fall. The blooms form clusters, usually cream or tan in color, and form a unique beard shape.
Order Your Bushy Bluestem From TN Nursery
Bushy bluestem is a lovely, tall ornamental grass with an intriguing beard-like flower in the autumn. If you have a high-moisture sunny spot in your yard, TN Nursery recommends this plant. Feel free to place your order with us today.
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I made a beautiful corner like a mini stream and have this bushes along the side to keep it moist and hydrated. Am thankful to TN nursery for providing me a good selection that can recreate my garden. You have the best support staff from logistics to handling of shipment. Many thanks.
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