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Andropogon gerardii
Andropogon gerardii
Common Name: big bluestem

The king of native grasses, big bluestem has handsome gray to blue-green stems in spring, turning to green alternating with deep red in summer, then to coppery red in fall. Three-fingered seed heads top tall stems in August. Clump forming with excellent drought tolerance once established. Found naturally in moist meadows and along side roads and rivers from Canada to Mexico.

Height: 4-8 Feet
Spread: 4-5 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9