Broomsedge Bluestem Details

Broomsedge Bluestem

  • Botanical Name: Andropogon virginicus
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Erosion Control
  • Ornamental Value: Orange, Tan
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Fall-Winter
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Bushy
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 3' - 4'


This grass pops up in the fall with a tight, vertical bunch form that changes from green to a unique orange that lasts the entire winter. Valuable to wildlife for grazing and nesting cover materials and structures for native bees.

Broomsedge Bluestem Photos