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Andropogon gerardii 'Rain Dance'
- Attractive grass changes color throughout the season
- Tall & narrow form for dramatic impact
- An easy, low-maintenance native
A superb grass for beds, borders, and cottage gardens.The leaf blades are red-tipped. It really begins to show off earlier than other ornamental grasses, and the dark green foliage color deepens to a rich, dark maroon as the season progresses. Big bluestem is an important member of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem of North America.
Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Meadow & Prairie Gardens, Naturalizing, Screening
Critter Resistance: Deer
Nature Attraction: Birds
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flower/Foliage, Autumn Color, Pest & Disease Free, Black Walnut Tolerant, Tolerant of Pollution, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun in average soil to poor soils. Overly moist or fertile soils can lead to a floppy habit. Tolerant of dry conditions, once established. Cut to the ground in late winter. May re-seed occasionally under ideal conditions.