Splitbeard Bluestem

Splitbeard Bluestem

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A stunning native prairie tallgrass that is well-suited for smaller spaces. This bluestem is about as tall as it is wide and has upright blue-green foliage all summer and bronze stems with fluffy white seedheads. It is similar to silver bluestem but a little larger. Use it as an anchor in a garden bed.

Mature height

3 feet

Mature width

2 feet

Sunny or Shady


Sun Exposure Type

Type 3-5

Spring/Summer appearance

Green-blue foliage

Fall/Winter appearance

Bronze foliage with white fluffy seedheads

Wildlife support


Freeze Hardy


Botanical Name

Andropogon ternarius