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Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior'

#PP24999

More About Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior' (PP24999)

  • Dense, upright clump of blue-green leaves
  • Leaves turn a bronze-red in the fall and colour remains throughout the winter months
  • Three-pronged purple seed heads are held on sturdy stems
  • Seed heads start to appear in late summer and persist through fall
  • Bloom Time: Early autumn into winter
  • Flower Height: 175 cm
  • Foliage Height: 150 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:

150-175 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Red
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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 'Indian Warrior' (PP24999) 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

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Winter

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping

Foliage Color

Purple
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing
Border/edging

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