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The Bushy Bluestem, Andropogon Glomeratus Is a Popular Ornamental Plant That Thrives Well in Damp Soil
Andropogon glomeratus, commonly called bushy bluestem or bushy beard grass, is a large grass native to the southeastern United States, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean. Due to its popularity as an ornamental plant, it was introduced to other places and was naturalized. This plant invasively self-seeds but under proper care. The genus name Andropogon came from the Greek word 'aner' or 'Andros,' which meant "man"; and 'pogon,' which meant "beard." It refers to the hairs of the spikelets of this genus. Glomeratus, on the other hand, meant "bunched," referring to a bushy or broom-like feature of the species.
The bushy bluestem thrives well in damp soil, is common along sunny roadsides and low-lying areas, and occurs naturally in swamps, bogs, fine Flatwoods, wet savannahs, and ponds. Its vibrant green foliage emerges in the summer and turns copper-orange in the fall. Its bushy, fluffy flower heads, described as the plant's crowing glory, appear in September, which adds beauty during the fall season. The leaves reach over a meter in length. This pretty bunchgrass is a popular choice for dry floral arrangements. During winter, the plant has white ball-shaped clusters of seed and cinnamon-colored stems. It can be a beautiful addition to a flower display and very ideal for wetland gardens. For a clean and dainty appearance, cut back old foliage in spring.
Bushy Bluestem-Andropogon glomeratus Is A Low-maintenance Plant and Provides Wildlife Cover and Food For The Birds
The Bushy bluestem is a low-maintenance plant and requires only less care. It is a warm-season perennial plant and can tolerate poor drainage. The plant provides wildlife cover for small animals and provides food and nesting material for the birds, especially during winter.
Bushy bluestem grows in a dense clump around three to six feet tall and aggressively self-seeds. Although it performs well in full sun to medium to wet soil, it can still tolerate light shade. This species is potential as a noxious weed and is easily spread via seed contamination but is considered a pest plant by others.
When planting bushy bluestem, you can propagate by seed or division but do it during spring or when the ground is no longer frozen. When growing bushy bluestem as a decorative landscape, keep weeds away from seeds and other young seedlings. They tend to compete with the grass for water and nutrients. Water the plant until established. Bear in mind that the plant quickly multiplies and can give you a winter color in just a few years. However, if you do not like them to reproduce and limit only the grass spread, remove three-inch clusters of seed heads to prevent unwanted multiplication.