Andropogon ternarius ~ Splitbeard Bluestem - Delivered By ServeScape
Andropogon ternarius ~ Splitbeard Bluestem-ServeScape
Andropogon ternarius ~ Splitbeard Bluestem - Delivered By ServeScape

Andropogon ternarius

Splitbeard Bluestem

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Splitbeard Bluestem is a native grass that has refined but sturdy blue-green foliage that becomes multicolored with blues, purples and reds in fall. The spikelets have tips covered in bright white hairs that catch the sun and are prized for use in dried and fresh flower arrangements.  Grows best in full sun and moist, loamy well-drained soils.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Height: 

2 - 4'

Spread: 

2 - 3'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Prefers moist, fertile, loamy soils that do not dry out and is generally intolerant of dry soils. It should be noted that the moist soil preference for this species distinguishes it from most other species of Andropogon including the Missouri native Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem). Freely self-seeds in optimum growing conditions. Cut clumps to the ground in late winter to early spring before new shoots appear.

LANDSCAPE USES: Naturalize, Mass Planting, Meadow

COMPANION PLANTS: Milkweed, Tickseed, Black Eyed Susan

IMAGES: USGS, (3) Photo by Tom PotterfieldAndropogon ternarius (splitbeard bluestem)

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