Big Blustem is a columnar bunchgrass to 6 ft. tall, 2 ft. or more wide. Blue-green leaves, stunning orange to maroon fall color. Wind and drought tolerant, but prefers extra moisture. In arid areas plant in low spots where moisture collects. This and Little Bluestem are the grasses that fattened up the cattle of the old West. Seeding rate: 1 lb. per 1000 sq. ft. Reclamation: 18 lbs. per acre. Zones 3-7.
Photo Credit: Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
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