Big Blue Stem (Andropogon gerardii) [an-dro-PO-gon jer-AR-dee-eye]

Other Names Andropogon gerardi, Big Bluestem, Andropogon gerardii (NGN)
Family Poaceae
Named Cultivars Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks', Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior', Andropogon gerardii 'Karl's Cousin', Andropogon gerardii 'Red Bull', Andropogon gerardii 'Red October', Andropogon gerardii 'Sentinel'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Mature Size 4 - 6 feet tall. 24 - 36 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Medium:
Zones 4a - 9b
Tags Illinois Native, Grasses, Most Popular
Bloom Period September to February
Flower Color Purplish-Red
Animals That Use It


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