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Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem
Scientific NameAndropogon gerardii
Common NameBig Bluestem
FamilyPoaceae
HabitPerennial warm-season bunchgrass
Growth Form 
Mature Size3-8′ tall, 24-30″ wide
FlowersTwo to six narrow spike-like racemes alternately arranged along the top of the stem
HardinessZones 4-8
Sun RequirementsSun to partial shade
Water RequirementsXeric
Soil RequirementsFertile loam or clay-loam
Other InfoDeer Resistant
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