Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Walnut tolerant, Drought tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 100-150 cm (39-59 in)


Big Bluestem has large flowers shaped like a turkey foot. The stems of the plants range in colour from green, to blue-green and purple. It is also very drought tolerant, easy grass to care for.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Grasses, Sedges and Rushes website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email