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Ornamental Grass - Andropogon

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Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

Common name: Big bluestem
Description:
warm season; sod forming (slow spreader)
Foliage - blue-green; fine to medium blade width;
100-200 cm (40-80") tall
Flowers - August through Sept; 150-250 cm (60-100") tall
Conditions: full sun to part shade; moist fertile soil; drought tolerant once established; thrives in both heavy and sandy soils.
Coldest zone: 3

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Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Bison'

Common name: Bison big bluestem
Description:
warm season; sod forming (slow spreader) (slow spreader)
Foliage - blue-green; fine to medium blade width;
120-150 cm (48-60") tall
Flowers - lt July - August; 135-165 cm (55-65") tall
Conditions: full sun to part shade; moist fertile soil; drought tolerant once established; thrives in both heavy and sandy soils.
Coldest zone: 4

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Andropogon gerardii - New Wave Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'New Wave'

Common name: New Wave big bluestem
Description:
warm season; sod forming (slow spreader)
Foliage - green tinged with red; narrow blade width;
75-105 cm (30-40") tall
Flowers - August; 135-165 cm (55-65") tall
Conditions: full sun to part shade; moist fertile soil; drought tolerant once established; thrives in both heavy and sandy soils.
Coldest zone: 3

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Schizachyrium scoparia

Andropogon scoparius

Common name: Little bluestem

Listed under Schizachyrium scoparium

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