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Andropogon gerardii

Big Bluestem Grass

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A native, drought tolerant perennial grass that produces curiously-shaped seed heads. Color highlights on foliage range from green to blue-green to silvery-blue in summer and red, orange and purple in fall.

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19344 G2 AB 117 0
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Naturalizing
Drought Tolerant
Native
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full sun
Fall Foliage Color
Brown Hues
Habit
Clumping
Program
American Beauties® Natives
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry

Height

6-7 Feet

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Spread

3-6 Feet

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Flower Color:

Brown

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

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