Andiopogon Gerardii, Big Bluestem
Big Bluestem will also be great to attract birds to a lawn. 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 blooming 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.