Andropogon glomeratus (Bushy Bluestem)
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.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun|
|Mature height||2-3 ft, 3-6 ft when in bloom|
|Mature spread||2-3 ft|
Skipper and Satyr butterflies
|Notes||Provides nesting material for birds and native bees. Needs full sun and moist soils.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|