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Botanical Name: Andropogon gerardii

Months in Bloom: June, July, August, Sept

Sun: Full, Partial

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet to Dry

Height at Maturity: 7 ft

Spacing: 2-3 feet

Benefits: Deer Resistant, Grows in Clay, Aggressive

Big Bluestem

  • We are a retail native nursery based on our family homestead in Williamsfield, IL and we are committed to the hands-on approach to service. Come with your questions; handle and hand-pick your plants; leave inspired, informed, and equipped. 


    Purchase native plants for your project in three easy steps:

    1. Browse and order online
    2. We will email you when your plants are well-rooted (starting early May) and confirm a pick-up date and time.
    3. Pay at pick-up; cash, check or credit


    1. Make a wish list online
    2. Call 309.639.4346 to confirm open hours
    3. Shop outdoors at Pleasant Prairie Nursery