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Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)

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)
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native