New England Wild Flower Society

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Andropogon glomeratus

bushy bluestem

This grass forms tall, silvery clumps that yield bushy cream-colored flowers in late summer. With flower clumps persisting well into winter, use this plant for ornamental interest in any moist spot. Hosts the common wood-nymph and others.

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Height: 24-48 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 5-9


Bloom Color: Non-Flowering

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Erosion Control/Soil Stabilization
Low Maintenance
Landscape Use
Rain Garden
Naturalize
Massing
Meadow garden
Attractive Fall Foliage and/or Ornamental Fruit
Orange to Brown Fall Foliage


North American Distribution


Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust