Big Bluestem Prairie Grass (PLS lbs)


Native grass species that provides excellent erosion control. Appox 144,240 seeds per PLS lb.


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.

About PLS (Pure Live Seed)
Pure Air Natives tests all harvested seed for purity, germination, noxious weeds (state restricted), the dormancy. We only sell purest quality live seed that is going to germinate. (3rd Party Lab Tested)

Big Bluestem ‘rountree’ prairie grass 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.

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Seed Details

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in

PLS lbs

Bloom Color


Approx Seed Count



Seeds germinate after sowing in a warm location

Sun Exposure

Full, Partial

Moisture Exposure

Medium Wet, Medium, Medium Dry, Dry


5.6 Feet

Plant Spacing

2-3 Feet


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