(Andropogon gerardii)

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


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