We Ship Our Bareroot Plants To Everyone Nationwide.
Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Big Bluestem is commonly known as Andropogon gerardii. It is a type of grass common in the native grasslands of the Prairies and east of Mississippi states. It is a species that can tolerate several varieties of soil conditions. Being a perennial bench grass, the base of the stem turns purple or blue as it matures.
Additionally, the heads of the seeds have spike-like projections. The roots of this grass are thick hence sending out strenuous and vigorous rhizomes forming a heavy sod. This grass majorly grows in the roadsides, woodlands, sandy areas, riverbanks, and meadows.
Big Blue Stem is important in many sectors. It is useful in conservation. Being a dominant native grass species, it is mixable with other prairie native grasses for the re-vegetation of highways and restoration. Since it does best in moist soils, it can be helpful for logging road restoration and reclamation.
The planting of this grass stabilizes the soil hence controlling the soil erosion. Furthermore, it is planted to protect against wind erosion above the ground. Big Bluestem is also high-quality forage species for all classes of livestock. Since it has high protein content, several people cultivate it as a pasture grass for use in the making of hay.
Furthermore, Big Bluestem can survive substantial grazing; hence it is highly edible for the livestock during the summer and spring. It is also suitable for landscaping. It is helpful in prairie plantings and wildflower meadows. Moreover, it is an efficient border in the native plant gardens; hence people refer to it as ornamental grass.
This grass is also highly useful to wildlife; It provides shelter for nesting birds and insects. Its seeds are also for consumption by the songbirds and the prairie chickens. The vegetative parts of the Big Bluestem are consumable by the bison and the deer with the whitetail.