Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is a warm-season, clump-forming grass with slender, reddish panicles in late summer and coppery fall foliage color. Reaching anywhere from 5 to 7 feet, it’s right at home in a meadow garden or a naturalistic border paired with tall, late-flowering perennials, such as crownbeards (Verbesina), ironweeds (Vernonia), New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), and perennial sunflowers (Helianthus). The species is a U.S. native; these seeds are from wild plants in my meadow in Bucks County, PA. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 4 to 9.
Harvested in 2020. At least 30 seeds.