Andropogon glomeratus (Bushy Bluestem)

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Bushy Bluestem is a handsome bunchgrass easily grown in medium to wet soil in full sun.  Its foliage is green in the summer and coppery bronze in the winter with fluffy flower heads emerging in the fall. It provides a striking vertical element in the garden and its seed heads work well in dried flower arrangements.

Bushy Bluestem is perfect for low-lying areas, wetlands, rain gardens, moist meadows or poor drainage areas. It provides a year-round interest in the garden. Old foliage can be cut back in late winter or early spring to maintain a tidy appearance.



Texas native Yes
Water use High
Sun exposure Full sun
Bloom time Fall
Mature height 2-3 ft, 3-6 ft when in bloom
Mature spread 2-3 ft

Birds, butterflies

Host plant

Skipper and Satyr butterflies

Erosion control Yes
Deer resistant Yes
Notes Provides nesting material for birds and native bees. Needs full sun and moist soils.
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