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Plant of the Week 06/05/2020

June 5, 2020

 

Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
Zone 3-7

 

A clumping grass that can reach up to 6' tall and 2' wide. Beautiful blue-green blades of grass first appear in early spring and stay around until the beginning of fall. Once fall begins, the blue-green foliage transforms into a mix of orange and maroon that is absolutely stunning.

 

Going into the winter months, the grass will fade into a brownish-tan and will stay like this until it is cut down in the late winter or early spring. Drought tolerant once established, but performs best with regular watering. Adapts to a wide variety of soil types.

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