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Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is a perennial warm-season native prairie grass species that provides excellent erosion control.
- The plant’s seed head spikelets have a high yield potential.
- It provides shelter and nourishment to small mammals, insects, and birds with its leafy base.
- While it persists under grazing, the plant can become aggressive.
- It can handle heavy foot traffic, but it prefers full sun locations.
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Big Bluestem ‘Kaw’ will grow up to 8 feet tall and has a deep green color with a dark blue-green tint to the culm (stem) nodes during the summer months of growth. This variety is native to the central and eastern continental United States. Although it can tolerate poor soil, Big Bluestem does best when given adequate fertility and regular water. It is adapted to hardiness zones 4-9.