Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge
Other Common Names: Turkeyfoot, Turkeyfoot Grass, Turkey Claw, Red Hay, Beardgrass
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 36 in to 96 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 2a-7b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 10000
Tall and bending in summer zephyrs, 'Big Bluestem' is a backbone of the prairie. Admired for its early bluish color, this native grass produces three-fingered seed heads, August through September. Red shades of color will take over as summer proceeds, and after frost the grass will turn a beautiful burgundy. Its stately form will add winter interest when the summer sun seems far away.