Big Bluestem is a warm-season perennial bunch grass in the Poaceae (grass) family native to central and north America and is one of America’s prairie grasses. With blue green stems and leaves it reaches up with a tall narrow shape growing 4 to 8 feet tall and just 2 to 3 feet wide.
Cutting it back to the ground in the winter will help maintain its attractive appearance. Ecologists have used this beautiful grass for prairie restorations, naturalizing an area for nesting birds and mammals, meadow gardens and for screening. Plant this grass along borders, in a cottage garden or use it along a slope for erosion control. Its attractive russet orange fall color make it an interesting accent in the landscape.