Native American Name
Andropogon gerardii is a(n) perennial non rhizomatous to shortly-rhizomatous, which grows 5 dm to 20 dm in height. This species is commonly found prairie, pastures, roadsides, open priaire, and rocky soil in the nothern latitudes. The leaves are soft-textured, flat (3-9 mm wide). Andropogon gerardii has green rust-red flowers that bloom from July to October.
Seed Collection: Collect seed in late summer (Aug.-Sept.)
Germination: Does not require cold stratification
Vegetative Propagation: Seed
Soils: Grow in a variety of soils, but best on silt and clay
Light: Full sun
Water: Low mesic sites