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Andropogon gerardii 'Dancing Wind'

#PP26892

More About Andropogon gerardii 'Dancing Wind' (PP26892)

  • Dense, slightly arching clump of blue-green leaves
  • Leaves splashed with red in summer, aging to scarlet in the fall
  • Three-pronged burgundy-purple seed heads are on sturdy stems
  • Seed heads start to appear in late summer and persist through winter
  • Bloom Time: Early autumn into winter
  • Flower Height: 160 cm
  • Foliage Height: 140 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer.  They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

Zone:

3

Height:

140-160 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Big Blue Stem Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun, tolerating drought, once established. Thrives in summer heat and humidity. This plant should be cut back in the spring to make way for new growth.  


Andropogon gerardii 'Dancing Wind' (PP26892) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Winter

Habit

Columnar
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Red

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Specimen

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