Big Bluestem Seeds - Andropogon gerardii - Native, Ornamental Grass Seeds .
Big Bluestem Seeds - Andropogon gerardii - Native Ornamental Grass Seeds ,Also Known as; Turkeyfoot Grass, Turkey Claw, Red Hay, Beardgrassâ
10,313.50 - Seeds per oz
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) - Big Bluestem grass seeds can produce a versatile and attractive grass. It is a native grass and is a warm season perennial grass which has an attractive reddish-copper color in fall and can help create a beautiful landscape. In fact, some use it specifically as an ornamental grass. It blooms from June through September. In late summer, purplish flower spikes form. Big Bluestem is the most prevalent and widely distributed of all prairie grasses which can grow 4 to 7 feet tall.
Big Bluestem has tall and slender stems that are blue-green in the summer. The hairy blades, which can get to be 12 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, will get a red tinge on the leaves as they get older, and turn reddish copper in the fall. Big Bluestem grasses are excellent native grasses for landscaping and can be grown in pots or in the flower beds. It is a very attractive grass which works well as an accent plant or in mass plantings.
How To Grow Big Bluestem Grass
Fill germination trays and pots with moist soil or broadcast the native grass seed over the desired planting area. Sow the native grass seeds by hand, covering with a thin layer of soil. Keep soil evenly moist during germination and do not use fertilizer. The ornamental grass seeds can be sown directly outside from late winter to late spring. Emergence will occur in in 3 to 4 weeks depending on adequate moisture and soil temperatures. Plants will be ready for harvest in mid-summer to late fall. First-season growth is often slow. Rhizomatic regeneration in following years increases the growth rate.