Splitbeard Bluestem or Bunchgrass

Andropogon ternarius

  • Splitbeard Bluestem, a native bunchgrass.
  • Silvery-blue foliage turning copper, red and bronze in fall.
  • Blooms late summer/ fall.
  • Best in full sun, will tolerate pt.shade
  • Native to meadows, plains and open woodlands in well drained or sandy soils with low fertility.

Height: 3 ft
Spread: 2 Feet
Zone: 6-10

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Pollinators
» Attracts Songbirds


» Full Sun
» Sun/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Dry Soil
» Well Drained Soil


» Clump forming
» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Fall
» Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Early Color
» Fall
» Summer