Bushy Bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) in the Bluestem Grasses Database

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet to 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Aggressive when established
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-21
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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