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Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem

Main interest:
red-lavender tones in autumn
Exposure:
full sun, dry to medium moisture, all type of soils
Growth type:
clumping
Flower colour:
purplish-green, August to September
Foliage:
blue green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4: -34.4 ° C (-30 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
Use:
borders, screens, hedge

This tall grass is native to much of the Great Plains, and prairie regions of central North America. Deer, Drought, Black Walnut, Air Pollution tolerant, big bluestem will also thrive in low nutrients, sandy, or heavy soils. Stems emerge blue gray, in the spring, mature to green with shades of red, in summer, to finally turn red-lavender, in fall.

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Main interest:
red-lavender tones in autumn
Exposure:
full sun, dry to medium moisture, all type of soils
Growth type:
clumping
Flower colour:
purplish-green, August to September
Foliage:
blue green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4: -34.4 ° C (-30 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 2 ft (0.6 m)
Use:
borders, screens, hedge