Description: A large upright bunch grass
Height: 4-6 feet
Sun requirements: Full Sun
Soil requirements: Dry to wet soils, tolerates salinity
Wildlife Value: Attracts birds and butterflies
Uses: Big Bluestem grows in an upright clump and spreads easily once established, so is best used in a naturalized setting such as a raingarden or for erosion control. In winter it offers a nice yellow-rust color against the white snow.
Suggested pairings: Butterfly weed, New England aster, Dense blazing star, Sweet black-eyed Susan, Little bluestem, Purple stemmed aster