Andropogon gerardii, Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun to light shade
  • 4’ to 7’ tall, 2’ to 3’ wide, spreading to form a patch
  • Early summer blooms followed by eye catching seed heads well into the fall
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in meadow ecosystems. Adapts well to garden conditions where sufficient space is available

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

A large grass that can spread more than is suited to small gardens but that is perfect for large spaces and for meadows.

Best in full sun, where they can grow to more than 7’ in height. Happy in a range of soil moisture conditions.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Matt Lavin, T.Voekler, Matt Lavin and Patrick Alexander

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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.