Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii
  • A warm-season grass, and one of the main four grasses in the tall grass prairie
  • Grows from 4 to 8 feet tall
  • Huge below-ground root system that’s very fine or fibrous to slow erosion
  • Breaks off or sloughs off annually, creating great organic matter in the soil
  • Grows tallest in wet sites but thrives in drier condition (just not as tall)
  • Also known as “Turkey Foot”
  • Ideal for prairie restorations
  • Very tough plant with no disease or insect problems
  • Provides good forage quality
  • Provides native song bird and butterfly habitat

Pure Stand Seeding Rate PLS lbs / acre: 8.0

Height: 6′

PLS=Pure Live Seed

$13.00 / Pure Live Seed Pound

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Native Grasses & Forbs

Our native grass and wildflower species come from Midwest growers and are adapted to the Upper Midwest. We meet all state and federal seed laws, and we do not sell seed contaminated with palmer amaranth. Native grasses and forbs are priced by Pure Live Seed (PLS) per lb. Visit www.alseed.com for full descriptions of our native species and mixtures.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4.09 × 4.09 × 4.09 in