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Common Name: Big Bluestem
Brilliant copper-red fall color
Provides food and nesting for many birds
Superb for mass planting and erosion control
Fast growing and drought tolerant
Seed heads dry well for cut flower arrangements
Host plant for several types of shippers
The king of native grasses, Big Bluestem has handsome gray to blue-green stems in spring turning to green with a touch of red in summer then to coppery red in fall. Three fingered seed heads top tall stems in August. Clump forming with excellent drought tolerance once established.
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 18-24 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9