Plant Library

Grass Big Bluestem gerardii

Common Name: Grass Big Bluestem

Botanical Name: Andropogon

Variety: gerardii

Blossom Color: N/A

Bloom Time: Jun-Sep

Zone: 3 to 9

Exposure: Sun to Part Sun

Mature Height: 7'

Mature Width: 2-3'

Notes: This warm season grass grows very large, over six feet tall in most situations and two to three feet wide. Give it a lot of space! It is a nice accent grass with fall color in gold and pinks. Big Bluestem is the host to many insects including several butterflies. Is an extremely important component of a native prairie ecosystem.