Andropogon gerardii, Big Bluestem



A. gerardii is known as one of the stable bunch grasses of the prairie and is incredibly easy to grow. Their roots are reported to reach upwards of 18ft into the soil making them excellent plants to combat erosion.

  • Listing ID: 3060
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: June-September
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full sun
  • Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  • Latin Name: Andropogon gerardii
  • Common Name: Big Bluestem
  • Eco-Region: 251