Andropogon gerardii Indian Warrior (Big Bluestem)

Lustrous blooms of rich purple are produced in late summer on red-brown stems. At this time 3-stemmed seed heads are produced- their bright red-orange pollen sacs can be seen from afar. The foliage turns from green to dark grey-purple once the cooler weather arrives.

Blooms late summer
5-6 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP# 24,999

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
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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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
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of purple, red, or white flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage turns a shade of rich bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This graceful, fine-textured perennial grass features slender blue-green stems that become mahogany in the fall and sprout shiny white tufts. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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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
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
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
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant

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