Broomsedge Bluestem Picture

Broomsedge Bluestem
Andropogon virginicus
Poaceae

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This attractive clump-forming grass produces tawny bronze seed heads with white silky hairs attached to the seeds in late summer, leaf blades up to 1' long are attached to branching stems, plants turn a rich gold in late fall & winter, tolerant of poor soil (even clay!) & drought, salt tolerant, seeds in easily, good bird nesting cover, birds eat the seeds, food plant for the Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea), Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) butterfly caterpillar.

Dry To Average
Full Sun
18"-5 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Perennial
Deer resistant

Other names: Bushy Beardgrass, Virginia Beardgrass

Native Range: MA & ON to s. IL, MO, KA, FL & TX

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 12 weeks

Broomsedge Bluestem Seed Packet $4.00
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Broomsedge Bluestem Picture