Silver Bluestem Details

Silver Bluestem

  • Also Known As: Silver Beardgrass
  • Botanical Name: Bothriochloa laguroides
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Focal Point/Specimen Plant
  • Ornamental Value: Green, Silver
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 2' - 3'


This bunchgrass becomes increasingly beautiful as its seed head ripens and catches the sunlight, glowing silver. It has a conspicuous basal cluster of leaves and stems. Warm-season perennial.

Silver Bluestem Photos