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Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

  • $ 1999

No prairie garden will be complete without Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), an iconic grass of the American prairies. It's just as suitable for more formal style gardens with its tall, dramatic tufts of blue-green stems and arching foliage. As summer turns to fall, the leaves become red, fading to a burnt coppery hue. Although the three-fingered seed heads are relatively small, they also add to the drama, creating a haze of purple-bronze over the sturdy grass tufts. Sadly, much of the prairie is gone, but we can still enjoy nature in our gardens.

Botanical Name:Andropogon gerardii
Growing Zones:4 - 9
Light Requirements:Full sun
Mature Height:6 ft.
Mature Spread:3 ft.
Growth Rate:Fast
Blooms:Fall to winter
Uses:Accent plant, Mass plantings, Prairie gardens, Erosion control
Characteristics:Drought tolerant, Low maintenance, Year round interest, Tolerates poor soils

When will my order ship?

We do our best to ship your order as soon as possible. Orders generally ship out within 1-3 business days.

How will my order be shipped?

Your order will be shipped either FedEx Ground or USPS Priority Mail, depending on the size of the order. Once shipped, your order will arrive in 2-5 business days.

How much does shipping cost?

All orders over $69 ship free. Orders under $69 ship for a flat rate of $11.95.

Do you guarantee your plants?

Yes. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, just contact us within 7 days and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

Will this plant grow where I live?

The hardiness zones that each plant will grow in are listed in the product description. Please make sure that the plants are rated for the zone you live in. If you don't know what zone you are in, check out our zone map to find out.

If I order now, can I delay shipping for sometime in the future?

Sure. After placing your order, just send us an email with your order number and the date you would like your order delivered.

Do you ship this time of year?

Yes. Our plants are very well established and shipped with the container and soil intact. This allows us to ship the plants year round without compromising the health of the plants. In cases of extreme weather, we may choose to delay shipment for a short period in order to protect your order from the harsh conditions. If this happens, you will be notified immediately with the expected shipping date.

Do you have a catalog?

No. In an effort to reduce the amount of paper we use, we have decided to make our catalog available exclusively online.

We promise to only send you high quality, well rooted, healthy plants. If, in the rare case your plants are damaged upon arrival, or you are not completely satisfied, contact us right away and a full refund or exchange will be issued for those plants.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed 

All of our plants are container grown and shipped with the soil and roots fully intact. We DO NOT ship your plants bareroot. Being shipped as a containered plant greatly reduces the risk of the plant not surving the transit to your home. We guarantee that you will receive a healthy plant that is ready to thrive! We offer various different sizes of potted plants.


Our container sizes include:

3.5" Pot: 3.5" wide by 3.5" tall

1 Gallon Container: 6" wide by 7" tall

2 Gallon Container: 8 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall