Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

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    Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

    SKU: C20530

    $4.95

     

    The most prevalent of all the prairie grasses, Big Bluestem once covered thousands of miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains. Thriving on a tremendous range of soils, in late summer Andropogon gerardii produces distinctive three-parted seed heads which resemble a turkey's foot. The lush green of the leaves and stems changes with the first frost to an attractive reddish-copper colour that provides landscape interest well into winter. For a solid stand of Big Bluestem plant at a rate of 5 KG per acre.

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      Green-Copper
      Late Summer
      Full Sun
      5' - 8'
      Sand to Clay
      Dry to Moist
    Approx. 90 seeds per pack - 317 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies!
    Claybuster!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

    SEED GERMINATION INFO


    Indoors: No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.
    Outdoors: Sow seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.