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Big Bluestem


Andropogon gerardii
Size: #1
6 feet high x 3 feet wide
Zone 3
Sun to Part Sun

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Big Bluestem is a native of the Great Plains prairie ecosystem. Each plant will form a tall dense clump of arching silvery blue foliage turning a copper red color in autumn. The seed heads resemble that of a turkey foot with a purplish inflorescence to it. It is very drought tolerant once established. This is a grass vastly underutilized in the Wyoming landscape. Like all grasses, deer resistant.

Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants: