Plant Details: Split Beard Bluestem
Category Grasses  
Zone: 5 - 9
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name Split Beard Bluestem Variety  
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Andropogon ternaries
Description Andropogon ternaries is a blue clumping grass that does well in poor to sandy soils in full sun. It is most distinguishable by its erect terminally arching columns of fluffy seed plums in late summer into fall. When properly situated this grass evokes images of shooting fireworks. Prairie Chicken, Junco, Wild Turkey, Chipping sparrow, and Meadow Mouse eat the seed, and the White-Tailed Deer browse the foliage. Plants will grow 1.5 - 2'High x 1'Wide, with the seed plumes one can expect up to 1'additional height.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
N
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
N
 
shade:
N
  Deciduous:
Y
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2011-07-14 22:09:08.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
9.00
Last Update:
2007-02-26 00:42:19.0
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