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Big Bluestem Grass

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$14.99
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    First time

    Posted by LJ on 5th May 2016

    The first plant that I ordered had seen better days. USPS did not deliver it on time or notify me so it was dried out when it came. Packaging was excellent, very cute and very secure.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Big Bluestem Grass will also be high to attract birds to a lawn.

Big Bluestem Grass is the only type of grass that does not have a hollow stem. Instead, it is flat. This blueish colored grass can grow to be 6 feet tall by October and does best in hardy zones 4-9. It looks lovely as a border grass or in flower gardens in dry, sand, and clay soil.

Big Bluestem Grass is preferred for livestock and provides shelter for wildlife.

It's also very adaptable to the full or partial sun. End of fall the blue color turns almost red then goes dormant until the following spring. When it goes dormant, you can collect the seeds from the bronze colored 3 part seed head and store them in a dark room for up to 7 months. Be sure to put them in a paper sack and let them dry completely before storing. Midwinter you can start the seeds indoors then transfer in spring. You can also plant the seeds about a half inch deep in the soil after the risk of frost. It can take up to four weeks before sprouting.

Big Bluestem Grass beautiful, unique type of grass is excellent for making your property more welcoming, accent a flower garden or for livestock and wildlife.

 Big Bluestem grass will work well around lakes and ponds. The big bluestem is drought and deer tolerant. It is also tolerant to black walnut, dry soil, and erosion; as well as it tolerates air pollution. Big bluestem has purple-red blooms. Its flowering time is from September to February. Big Bluestem is also called turkey feet. The name comes from the shape of the seed heads. This grass will grow so high that it will keep the other grass from growing around it from getting any sun. Big Bluestem does well in most well-drained soil. Seed heads on this plant will be bronze, purple or green and will grow about 3 inches long. Big Bluestem grows beautiful in natural areas and around bodies of water.

 

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Big Bluestem Grass - Andropogon Gerandii

 

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