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Andropogon gerardii
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Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

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Andropogon

Andropogon gerardii full sun

Historically renowned as the sod our ancestors broke their backs busting, Big Bluestem is the most widespread of all the prairie grasses. Its regal and wild color show makes it a must in our garden. Growing to great size, the stand’s lush, blue-blushed summer greenery becomes a burgundy and copper glory at first frost. Soaring three-pronged red seed heads beg its other common name, Turkeyfoot.

Reliable, heat tolerant and sturdy, Andropogon gerardii thrives in poorly drained clay to dry sandy soils, and easily transitions the outskirts of your garden into the wild meadow beyond.

Blooms late August–October.

Size: 5' 0"–8' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Andropogon gerardii (G-0448)
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