Andropogon gerardii 'Dancing Wind' (Big Bluestem)

Vertical clusters of flat leaves emerge greyish blue in the spring, maturing to green with touches of red in the summer, and finally turning a bronze-burgundy with shades of lavender in the fall.

Blooms mid summer to late fall
6 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
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Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant

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Dark violet, thin daisy-like flowers grow thickly on green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to late fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Purple tassel flower spikes, green grassy foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms mid to late summer, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, 2-4 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide, full sun.

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Bright yellow, brown cone, leaves covered with bristly hairs, moderate growth rate, blooms early summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide.

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Blue green with red tinges, purple red blooms, copper orange brown fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late summer, 3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun.

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Planate leaves emerge blue-green in the spring and turn green with touches of red as the warmer weather comes, then take on burgundy-lavender tones in the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
4-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Deep purple burgundy flowers held on red stems, green foliage with red tips transitioning to deep red in fall,

Blooms midsummer to late fall
6 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant

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