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Andropogon gerardii

Common Name(s):
Big bluestem, Turkey foot
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Warm season grass; 3/8 in. green to blue-green leaves turns orange to copper-red in fall; long lived; may become floppy if grown in shade; slow to become established; spreads by short rhizomes

Light:
Sun
Height:
4-7 in.
Zones:
4-9
Form:
Moderate texture; upright clump; open to arching
Soil:
Tolerates a wide range of soil types (sand, clay) but prefers fertile, well-drained soil; drought tolerant
Inflorescence:
Appear in August; opens red and darkens with age; not very showy; forked like a turkey's foot

NCCES plant id: 577

Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii
USFWS Mountain Prairie, CC BY - 2.0