Big Bluestem Details

Big Bluestem

  • Also Known As: Turkey Foot
  • Botanical Name: Andropogon gerardii
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Erosion Control
  • Ornamental Value: Green, Blue
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds
  • Season: Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 3' - 6'


This big prairie perennial can be used as a meadow grass with wildflowers, a pocket tallgrass prairie, or a garden accent. Good erosion control. Adds a dramatic component. Needs deep soil with good drainage.

Big Bluestem Photos