Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance' (Big Bluestem)

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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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
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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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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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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Tall green foliage carry dark red-tipped, turkey foot-shaped leaves in the summer, and as the frost hits, the grass turns a vibrant scarlet hue.

Blooms midsummer
5-6 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts pollinators

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