Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii



Common perrennial of open sites. 4 to 6 feet high. Upland, dry sites with acidic soils. Full sun to partial shade. Flowers mid August to late September.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Tall Bluestem
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey, Pine Barrens
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:Mid August to late September
Global and State Rank:S4, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy, Loam, Clay
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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