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Big Blue Stem

Botanical Name: Grass-Andropogon gerardii

Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

About Big Blue Stem

A native grass with attractive blue-green foliage that is tinged with red in summer and turns reddish bronze in fall. Late summer seed heads adds additional interest. Adds height and upright interest to the garden. Use as an accent or plant in masses.

Plant Details

Common Name:

Big Blue Stem

Leaf Color:


Leaf Fall Color

Maroon, Red and Brown

Bloom Time:


Sun Exposure:

Likes Sun

Growth Rate:


Mature Shape:


Mature Height:

4ft to 6ft

Mature Width:

2ft to 3ft


Tolerates Dry Soils
Deer – low browse